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Man found drowned in flood waters

Police have located the body of a 66-year-old Mirboo North man swept away in flood waters in Thomson, Gippsland yesterday.

Police have located the body of a 66-year-old Mirboo North man swept away in flood waters in Thomson, Gippsland yesterday.

The deceased driver and another man were in two vehicles when the first man, driving a Nissan Patrol, attempted to cross a river crossing near Sullivan Track about 1.30pm yesterday.

It appears the driver, a 66-year-old Mirboo North man, got into difficulty as he tried to cross the swollen river when his car dropped in what appeared a deep section of the crossing.

Sadly, the 4WD was swept away and inundated with water.

Search and Rescue Squad divers located the driver inside his submerged vehicle this morning.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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