Search resumes for man feared drowned near Cowra

A SEARCH resumed this morning for a man missing while swimming in the Lachlan River on Friday night.

Police from Canobolas Local Area Command were called to Gerties camping area at Wyangala Dam, about 40 kilometres east of Cowra, after a 38-year-old man was seen to disappear underwater and not resurface.

The man had gone to the aid of a nine-year-old boy, who was rescued by a kayaker.

A search began about 6pm involving local police, assisted by State Emergency Service (SES).

The search of the river and surrounding shoreline continued until 10.30pm when it was suspended.

The search resumed about 7am today with assistance sought from the Police Dive Unit.

Anyone with information should call Orange Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.