Coroner’s report after Moore River drowning

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Lancelin Police are reminding people to be extra diligent around water after a young man drowned in the Moore River. File picture

LANCELIN Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a young man drowned in the Moore River on Monday, December 3.

In a statement Shire of Gingin president Sam Collard said the man who drowned was in his 20s.

About 7.30pm Lancelin Police were notified the man had disappeared while swimming with a friend near the pontoon in  Moore River.

A search was carried out by members of Police Air Wing and the Lancelin Volunteer Marine Rescue and the young man’s body was found about 10.30pm.

Mr Collard said it was a tragic loss of a young life.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young man,” he said.

Sergeant Steve McCrae from Lancelin Police said the tragedy was a timely reminder to communities to be extra diligent around water, whether swimming at a river, beach, pool or other water body.

“ It is so important to know your limits when you’re in the water, and use floatation devices if you need to,’’ he said.

“We extend our sincerest sympathy to the young man’s family.

“This incident is now a matter for a coronial investigation.”