A body has been recovered following a multi-agency operation to find a man who got swept away in Melbourne’s Yarra River on Sunday morning.
Police say the young man, aged in his 20s, got pulled into “fast-moving rapids” while swimming with three friends at the Warrandyte North location just before 7.30 am.
The trio sounded the alarm upon realizing their friend had separated from the group.
The man’s body was located in the water just before 1.30 pm.
The deceased is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 23-year-old Wantirna South man.
Emergency services were called to a spot on Osbourne Road, following which an extensive search of the surrounding area was commenced.
Victoria Police officers, crews from the Air Wing, the Search and Rescue Squad, and the State Emergency Service (SES) engaged in the operation.
The Yarra River is notorious for having strong water currents and has recorded several regular drownings.
Police confirm that his death is not being treated as suspicious.