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Man found dead in floodwaters at Tiaro

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Police are investigating the death of a man in flood waters at Tiaro this morning.

Around 5.30am, police were called to a rural property on Darcys Road following reports a man had fallen from a boat into flood waters the night before.

A 43-year-old woman and an 8-year-old girl, who had also been in the boat, managed to cling to foliage after it capsized and call for help.

Following an extensive response involving police and Fire and Rescue Service swift water rescue crews, the 52-year-old man was found dead around 11.00am, approximately 200 metres from where he went missing.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.