Missing man’s body pulled from Tweed River

The body of a missing man has been pulled from the Tweed River after he apparently jumped from a houseboat during his 30th birthday celebrations.

Emergency services were called to the boat, which was moored in the river near Chinderah, around 2.30am on Saturday.

A major search was launched before the man’s body was located in waters nearby at around 2.40pm.


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An investigation is now underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident amid reports there may have been a disagreement on board the vessel earlier in the evening.

NSW Police have said alcohol was likely a factor and that the conditions in the river were ‘problematic’ given the recent flooding in the region.

A report will now be prepared for the coroner.