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Heartbreak As Identity Of Man Killed In River Is Revealed

Dalton Casey, 20, was one of South Australia's best hockey players. 

The electrician lost his life after jumping 20 metres from a bridge at Blanchetown into the 4-metre deep River Murray, as his friends watched on and filmed the daylight stunt. 

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Emergency services had been searching for Dalton just after 11AM on Sunday. Police divers found the body around 3:40PM that day. 

Dalton completed the dangerous jump about a year ago, but this time around his friends said they knew something was seriously wrong when he did not surface.

The Hillbank resident and Prince Alfred College old scholar's death has rocked the hockey community. 

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North East Hockey Club’s President Jeremy Hopkins told The Advertiser  “As a man, he was just starting to really develop to be an exceptional person,” he said.

“(He) had time for his friends and family (and) always gave 100 per cent when he did everything.

“He loved a good joke, loved to mess about.”

Heartbroken family and friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to their friend and relative. One friend described Dalton's love for life as “contagious.”

A report will be prepared for the coroner. 

Our thoughts are with the Dalton's family and friends during this difficult time. 

Source: The Advertiser

Main Image: News.com.au 

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