Teenager’s body pulled from water

Teenager’s body pulled from water

By Brendan Rees

A teenager’s body was pulled from the water in Docklands on November 30, but police say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

The 19-year-old Hoppers Crossing man reportedly fell into the water about 1am, with two males with him raising the alarm after he failed to surface, police said.

Officers from the Water Police and Search and Rescue were called and retrieved his body at around 4.14am, however police did not reveal the exact location.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, police discovered a body in the water at Docklands on November 26 (pictured).

Emergency services were called to the Yarra River, near Lorimer St, to reports of an unresponsive person in the water about 9.45am.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the death are yet to be determined but it was believed not to be suspicious.

The person is yet to be formally identified and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Docklands resident Andrew Ward said he saw about 20 police at the scene for around an hour after crews pulled the body from the water near the wharf.

“We saw a lot of police activity on the wharf and the setting up of an SES tent and retrieving the body,” he said •

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