Echuca police swam after - and arrested - a Mitiamo man who tried to evade them by swimming into NSW

Chris Pedler
By Chris Pedler
Updated December 2 2021 - 6:00am, first published December 1 2021 - 8:33am
Man attempts to evade police by swimming across Murray River

A MITIAMO man who tried to evade police by attempting to swim across the Murray River into NSW was eventually arrested on Victorian soil on Monday after officers swam after him.

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Chris Pedler

Chris Pedler

Journalist and entertainment writer

Chris has been with the Bendigo Advertiser for more than 10 years. He has great passion for the performing arts and is very supportive of the Bendigo live music scene. Outside of the news world Chris plays golf and, regardless of the result, loves watching St Kilda play in the AFL. He loves community theatre and has performed on stage with the Bendigo Theatre Company and worked with Baldrick himself, Tony Robinson. Story tips: chris.pedler@austcommunitymedia.com.au