Moama drowning tragedy: Body of five-year-old boy found in river search

· Updated March 5 2017 - 7:39pm, first published 4:00pm
  • A woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to drown her two sons in the Murray River.
  • Her nine-year-old son is recovering in hospital after a dog bit him and allowed him to escape the water.
  • Police have formally identified the body of the missing five-year-old boy, found following a search of the Murray River.

UPDATE 7.20pm, March 5: The NSW government is investigating how its own agencies handled the case of a 27-year-old mother before she was accused of drowning her young son in the Murray River.

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