A Victoria Police search and rescue team were in Echuca on Monday conducting a number of searches, including a search for missing teenager Donny Govan.KATHLEEN TONINI January 16, 2013 4:34am
The Victorian Police Search and Rescue Unit are in Echuca conducting a number of searches this week with 'Big Barry', the team's new support vehicle.
A police search and rescue team is continuing the search for missing teenager Donny Govan this week.
In Echuca to search a car submerged in the Campaspe River, the team also searched a 5-6km stretch of the Murray River near the campsite north of Braund Rd where the teenager was last seen.
Sergeant Scott Dower said the team would swim the stretch of river looking along the surface of the river.
He said river levels had dropped since the initial search in September. The team also searched the nearby lagoon yesterday morning.
Campaspe Criminal Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Jason Hare said because Donny had not been found, police were going over old ground in their efforts to locate him.
‘‘We’ve had a lot of supposed sightings over the period and none of them have been able to be confirmed,’’ he said.
‘‘We’re just retracing everything again.’’
The search and rescue team was in Echuca on Monday to examine a stolen vehicle dumped months ago in the Campaspe River.
One team member donned diving gear to look inside the nearly fully submerged 2006 Ford Fairlane, which was in the river between Heygarth and Anstruther streets.
The officers were backed up by ‘Big Barry’, their new purpose-built support vehicle, which includes an air-compressor and a whole range of diving gear.
Echuca police said the car in question was stolen and had been dumped in the river some time ago.
The search and rescue crew did not find anything inside the car, which will be left in the river.
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