Major search after man vanishes into river after car crash in northern NSW

A multi-agency search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a river in northern NSW overnight.

Officers were called to Kangaroo Creek Road at Kangaroo Creek, around 35km south of Grafton, around 10.20pm, following reports a 4WD had crashed.

“Police arrived to find a white Toyota Landcruiser had left the roadway, slid down a steep embankment, and stopped on the banks of a river,” NSW Police said.


The officers weren’t able to reach the 4WD, however, briefly sighted a man near the vehicle before he entered the river”.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, has not been seen since.

A search of the river and surrounding area was launched immediately after the crash, involving local police and members of the SES.

The search will continue today, and will also include police divers, the Dog Unit, and PolAir.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Coffs/Clarence police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.