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Police are re-appealing for witnesses to Moruya drowning

Police are re-appealing for witnesses after a child drowned when a boat capsized on the state’s South Coast last month.

A vessel was preparing to cross the Moruya River bar, about 1km from the shore, when it capsized about 7am on Saturday 24 March 2018.

Five of the passengers on board the 6.3m vessel were rescued; the body of a 13-year-old girl was later located in the up-turned vessel.

Three men, aged 18, 29 and 46, and two children, also aged 13, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released.

The vessel was recovered and underwent forensic analysis.

Marine Area Command officers have commenced an investigation into the drowning and are appealing for witnesses that haven’t yet spoken with police to come forward.

In particular, police would like to speak to two people who officers believe were fishing near the eastern end of the break wall at the time of the incident.

A report for the information of the Coroner will be prepared.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. They remind people they should not report crime information via their social media pages.

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