Man found dead in Waikato River named

  • 24/11/2016
Huka Falls (Abaconda/Flickr)
Huka Falls (Abaconda/Flickr)

The identity of a man who was found dead in the Waikato River has been revealed.

He was 32-year-old Brent Christoffersen of Masterton.

The death is not thought to be suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner.

Police were alerted around 5pm on Wednesday after a man was seen in the water near Huka Falls.

With onlookers losing sight of the man as he was swept along, Coastguard New Zealand assisted police in the search for him, before his body was discovered down river.

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