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Australia Emergency services pause search for kayaker missing on Murrumbidgee River south of Canberra

12:25  09 august  2020
12:25  09 august  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Emergency services search for missing man in the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga.

Police and volunteers will resume a search at daybreak for a man who was swept away while swimming in the M Supplied image of the swollen Murrumbidgee River in Wagga Wagga on Sunday, March 4, 2012.

a car parked on the side of a road: The man was last seen near a river crossing closed due to flooding. (ABC News: Adam Kennedy) © Provided by ABC NEWS The man was last seen near a river crossing closed due to flooding. (ABC News: Adam Kennedy)

Emergency service workers have paused a search for a kayaker who went missing on the Murrumbidgee River south of Canberra earlier today.

ACT police said the man had gone kayaking with a group near Point Hut Road but, amid rising river levels and heavy rain, had not been seen for several hours.

They confirmed he was missing at about 4:00pm after last being seen near a river crossing which had been closed due to flooding.

At about 6:00pm on Sunday evening police said emergency services had paused their search efforts to wait for water levels to subside.

Heavy rainfall has caused chaos across the region, with rivers breaking their banks, roads being inundated and thousands of calls being recorded.

The Bureau of Meteorology earlier said the Canberra region had recorded more rainfall on Saturday than in July and August 2019 alone.

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