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Searches continue for missing people

Police and emergency services are continuing their search for a teenage girl who went missing in the Murray River south of Swan Reach last night.

SES volunteers are leading two different searches for three people missing in inland waterways. (AAP Image/James Ross)

The alarm was raised about 9.15 pm after the girl was seen to fall from a houseboat into the water and did not resurface. A search of the water was conducted last night however the girl was not located.

Police recommenced the search early this morning and have deployed a number of resources including PolAir and Water Operations officers. SES volunteers are also assisting with a vessel searching the water and members conducting riverbank searches.

A search is also is underway on Lake Bonney at Barmera after two men were seen to take a hire pedal boat out onto the lake at 2 am.

The boat has been located together with an Esky believed to belong to the men however the men are currently unaccounted for.

A search of the lake and foreshore was undertaken by SES throughout the night and will continue this morning with the assistance of PolAir and local police.


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