Body found in Burnett River by police.
Body found in Burnett River by police. Clementine Norton

Body found in Burnett River

A MAN is believed to have drowned after going for a swim in the Burnett River Wednesday afternoon.

It is believed a fisherman spotted the man entering the water near the boat ramp, on the north side of the Burnett Traffic Bridge, just after 1pm.

He was later pulled to shore near the boat ramp by two men, after appearing to struggle.

Police tried to resuscitate the man on reaching the shore, but were unable to revive him.

It is believed the man was fully clothed and wearing shoes.

Police cordoned off an area near the boat ramp, as they photographed the area surrounding the man's body.

“At this stage there is nothing to suggest the drowning was suspicious. We'll know more tomorrow,” Bundaberg Inspector of Police Kevin Guteridge said Wednesday.

Forensic examinations will be carried out this morning to identify the body and determine whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the man's death.



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