Thursday, April 25, 2024

Missing woman’s body found in floodwaters

NSW Police have recovered the body of a woman reported missing in floodwaters in Eugowra.

Officers from Central West Police District began searching for 60-year-old Dianne Smith when she was unable to be contacted by family members, who were concerned due to severe flooding in the area.

“About 11am today, police searching Eugowra located the body of a woman at Parkes and Lachlan streets,” NSW Police said in a statement

“While she is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be the missing woman.”

The 700-strong community of Eugowra has been inundated by floodwater over the last few days as the Lachlan River rose.

Ljubisa ‘Les’ Vugec.

A search is continuing for 85-year-old local resident, Ljubisa ‘Les’ Vugec, who was last seen at a home in Eugowra on Monday morning.

Mr Vugec is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 180-185cm tall, of medium build, with grey hair and brown eyes.

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