Missing Kiwi diver's body found

  • 02/09/2016
Rhys Cochrane (supplied)
Rhys Cochrane (supplied)

The body of a Kiwi diver missing in France has been found.

Rhys Cochrane, 24, didn't turn return after taking a break while working on a yacht just off the coast of Cannes earlier this week.

His body was found beneath the yacht overnight, according to crew recruitment company Hemisphere Crew Solutions.

The company says he often took swims during his breaks, and was a "competent and experienced swimmer and diver".

Missing Kiwi diver's body found


Rhys Cochrane and his brother Josh (Supplied)

"Thank you to all who have supported and shared to aid in the search. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."

A Givealittle page set up to fund an ongoing search for Mr Cochrane raised more than $17,000 in a single day.

In 2012, Mr Cochrane made headlines in New Zealand when he rescued an orca tangled in a crayfish pot line.

His parents were on their way to France on Thursday night (NZ time).