Body of 78yo woman missing in floods found


A body believed to be an elderly NSW woman whose empty car was pulled from floodwaters has been found washed up on a riverbank.

Adele Morrison, 78, was last seen at a shopping centre in Gloucester after leaving home in Port Macquarie on March 16, as a one-in-100-year flood event began on the mid north coast.

Large tracts of NSW went underwater as rivers filled by torrential rain broke their banks.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated across the state, with Sydney’s Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley and the mid-north coast the hardest hit.

Ms Morrison’s car was spotted in the swollen Barrington River on March 25.

On Saturday evening, a property owner along the river notified police after locating the body of a woman on the riverbank of his rural…

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