10 December 2021

Body recovered after reports woman was swept away by floodwaters near Cooma

| Albert McKnight
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A woman’s body has been recovered from floodwaters in South East NSW. Photo: File.

A body has been recovered after police were told a woman had been swept away by floodwaters east of Cooma.

NSW Police said emergency services were called to Tuross Road, near Countegany Road, west of Tuross Falls, about 2:30 am on Friday (10 December) over reports a man and a woman were trapped in floodwaters in their car.

Police were told when the woman got out of the car she was swept away by the water.

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They and volunteers from the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) began a search. The man was found a short distance away from the car and did not need medical treatment.

However, about 7:15 am a woman’s body was found downstream and recovered by the SES. Police said the body is yet to be formally identified, but is believed to be that of a 37-year-old woman.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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Isnt it time fines or ‘donations’ were issued by wrecklessdumbheads who breach swollen rivers and flooded ways against daily warnings

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