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"Third person feared swept away" in Eugowra, as woman tells police she saw the body of a young man

November 17, 2022

Eugowra from the air. NSW Police.

By Peter Holmes

Police are appealing for public assistance as they search for a third person feared swept away in floodwaters at Eugowra.

A police officer was assisting an elderly woman trapped in floodwaters at the intersection of Loftus and Parkes Streets about 9.40am Monday (November 14, 2022), when she saw the body of a man in floodwaters.

The officer was unable to leave the trapped woman and she lost sight of the body in floodwaters.

As there have been no further reports of people missing from the area, police are now making a public appeal to identify the person, while they continue to search the surrounding area.

The man sighted was described as being aged in his 20s, of Caucasian appearance, with a slim build and fair hair.

After extensive inquiries with the community and despite a wide-ranging search of the surrounding area there have been no further sightings of the man, and no one matching that description has been reported missing.

The body of a 60-year-old woman was recovered yesterday, while the search continues for Ljubisa "Les" Vugec, aged 85, who was last seen at a home in Evelyn Street, Eugowra, about 9am Monday.

Police are appealing to anyone who knows of a man matching the description above, and who hasn’t been accounted for, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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