Mystery as couple go missing while out boating on Australia’s longest river

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Mystery as couple go missing while out boating on Australia’s longest river – as it’s revealed they sent one final message before vanishing

  • Desperate search is underway for a man and woman who got lost boating
  • Pair set off on Murray River at midday on Saturday before contacting friend 
  • They said they had gotten lost somewhere near the Bomboota area near border 


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A desperate search is underway for a man and woman who got lost while boating along Australia’s longest river two days ago.

The distressed couple managed to contact a friend after losing their way travelling along the Murray River at midday on Saturday but haven’t been seen – or heard from – since.

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Police have launched a large-scale operation to find the pair with PolAir helicopters circling around the New South Wales and Victorian border.

A desperate search is underway for a man and woman who got lost while boating along the Murray River near Bomboota on Saturday

A desperate search is underway for a man and woman who got lost while boating along the Murray River near Bomboota on Saturday

They managed to contact a friend saying they had gotten lost somewhere in the area, just north of the Victoria-New South Wales border (stock image)

They managed to contact a friend saying they had gotten lost somewhere in the area, just north of the Victoria-New South Wales border (stock image)

During their last conversation with a friend, the couple said they had gotten lost somewhere in the Bomboota area, just north of the border.

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Emergency services headed to Perricoota State Forest at 8:45pm on Saturday to attempt to locate them.

The area is remote with high tree coverage and extremely windy corners as the river slithers up along the border and into South Australia. 

On Monday local police launched a search operation with PolAir helicopters, the SES and Volunteer Rescue Association.

They are are urging anyone with information to come forward and contact Murray River Police. 

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