A woman has posted an online tribute to her brother after his body was pulled from a river south of Brisbane following an argument with another man.
Detectives have charged a 30-year-old Eagleby man with manslaughter after a swift water crew pulled a man’s body out of the Albert River at Eagleby about 7.30am on Friday.
Police had been contacted by a male caller about half an hour earlier, reporting a man was missing in the waterway.
Officers have not named the 27-year-old who died. But Christel Herman has paid tribute to her brother in a Facebook post, and linked to a story about the discovery of the body in the river at the end of Logan Street.
The message suggested he was expecting the arrival of a child.
“Found out my big brother died today,” Ms Herman wrote.
“Love you always I’m gonna make you proud and look after mum faith and Val , Gunnar and the new little one on the way I love you always thank you for always being the best big brother just wish I could of had more time to hug you longer.”
Earlier, Logan District Detective Acting Inspector Nicola Brown told reporters of an altercation involving two men who were “in each other’s company by consent of both parties”.
When asked about reports the men had been play wrestling before the body was found she said: “I can confirm there was an altercation involving two males, known to each other, on the banks of the river and that’s the subject of our investigation”.
Officers are working to establish how long the man was in the water before his body was found.
“Police were called just before 7am, he was recovered at 7.30am. At this point in time it’s unknown how long he was in the river, but it may have been up to an hour or two before that.”
The charged man is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on July 12.
Police say investigations continue.