Human remains found near a boat ramp in the Murray River that is believed to be 21 years old, a Nepalese university student
- A body has been found near a boat ramp and the police fear it may be the missing student
- Bigul Pandit, 21, swam with friends as he disappeared into the dark river
- An investigation began in January, but the Nepalese man was never found
Bigul Pandit (photo), a cafe employee in Albury on the NSW-Victoria border, disappeared into the Murray River when he swam with a group of friends in Noreuil Park on January 9
Human remains discovered in the Murray River near a popular swimming area are said to be those of a Nepalese college student who disappeared eight months ago while swimming with friends.
Researchers were called to a boat ramp near Kremur Street in Albury, southern New South Wales, on Thursday at 4.40 pm after a fisherman saw a body lying in the water.
The police issued a statement that there was a & # 39; good possibility & # 39; was that the remains belonged to the 21-year-old student Bigul Pandit, who went missing in January this year in the Murray River in West Albury.
Inspector Winston Woodward also said that Pandit's family had been notified.
& # 39; I am hopeful, but at the same time I am sad that it could be Mr Pandit, & # 39; he said according to ABC.
& # 39; It will bring a little closure to the family, but it is clearly a loved one who has died. & # 39;
Police divers from NSW and Victorian police went down the river but found no sign of Mr. Pandit (photo)
Bigul Pandit, a cafe employee in Albury on the NSW-Victoria border, disappeared into the Murray River when he swam with a group of friends in Noreuil Park on January 9.
Emergency services were called after 7 p.m. when the 21-year-old did not show up.
Police divers from NSW and Victorian police pulled down the river the following days but found no sign of Mr. Pandit.
A friend of the missing man said he was deeply saddened by the loss.
& # 39; Please find it safe. Thus & # 39; n friendly and talkative Bigul, & # 39; Emamul Milon wrote during the first investigation on Facebook.
The brother-in-law of Charles Sturt University student Harry Adhikari told it earlier ABC the family was destroyed by the news.
& # 39; He was so happy and very hardworking and very honest. He was a very young talented man, & said Mr. Adhikari.
A witness who was in the park when the young man disappeared said the group of friends were playing soccer in the shallow water.
Researchers were called to a boat ramp near Kremur Street in Albury, southern New South Wales (photo), after a fisherman saw a human body lying in the water
& # 39; They weren't even medium, they swam and stood there and had football and splashed, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; One of the girls ran back from the barbecue to the place here, furious and said that one of the boys went under water and they couldn't find him. & # 39;
A crime scene was determined on the boat ramp on Thursday and the remains were sent for forensic investigation.
Police investigations continue.
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