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Update: Tragic end to Mandurah waterways search after body found


A body has been found after an extensive search in Mandurah’s waterways on Tuesday.

It’s understood Dean Chevron was on a hired houseboat with family for a fourth birthday celebration when he slipped and fell into the water before midday.

Mr Chevrons family told Network Ten they thought the 50-year-old was asleep on board as the six of them travelled along the Murray River from Pelicans Café to the Old Mandurah Bridge.

When the family arrived in Mandurah they were unable to locate Mr Chevron and came to the realisation the father may have slipped in.

Police were alerted and extensive marine and air search was conducted.

Skeer Media was there as water police commenced their search along side Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue and Marine Safety.

Crews on the water were assisted by the police airwing as they desperately tried to locate the man.

Mr Chevron’s family held hope as they described him as a strong swimmer.

Tragically, his body was discovered in waters about 2pm.

Police said Mr Chevron’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Pictured Dean Chevron.

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