Sunday, March 02, 2014

51-year-old man drowned trying to rescue his toy speedboat

The body of a 51-year-old man has been found floating in the River Torrens in Adelaide, Australia.

Police were called to the Torrens at 2.20pm on Saturday after a Netley man was reportedly seen swimming in the river, trying to retrieve a remote-controlled speedboat.

Witnesses saw the man go under water and never resurface.

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The man's body was discovered with the assistance of Police Water Operations just before 4.30pm. Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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