Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Man, 65, dies in Nathalia floodwaters

A 65-year-old man has died in flood waters in the town of Nathalia in northern Victoria.

Victoria Police say the man was last known to be on a tractor on a property off Blacksmiths Road yesterday afternoon.

“Emergency services commenced a search in the vicinity of where he was last known to be after concerns were raised for his welfare when he failed to return home about 10pm,” Police said in a statement.

A search overnight found the unoccupied tractor in flood waters.

Sadly a family member found the man’s body in floodwaters on Paynes Road about 8.45am today.

The exact circumstances surrounding the death are yet to be determined but at this stage it is not being treated as suspicious, police said.

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