Police have pulled a car and a body from a river in the Upper Hunter. 

Emergency services were called to the Merriwa River along the Golden Highway at around 6:00am on Wednesday the 13th of December, 2023, following reports a car was upturned in the water.

Officers have since confirmed a body was located inside the vehicle, however it’s yet to be identified. 

A crime scene has been established and Hunter Valley Police are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

Anyone with information about the is being urged to contact Merriwa Police or Crime Stoppers.