Searchers find boy's body in river

From: AAP February 04, 2008

THE body of a young child has been found in the Murray River just metres from where he tumbled off the back of a houseboat, police say.

The three-year-old boy, from Kerang, in Victoria's north, was last seen at the back of the boat, moored beside the Victorian bank of the

river at Echuca, 205km north of Melbourne, about 7pm (AEDT) yesterday.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the boy's body was recovered from the water just 25m downstream from the vessel, three hours

after police divers resumed their search for the youngster.