Body of missing freediver believed to be found

Body of missing freediver found dunedin
The man went missing on Friday night (file)

Police divers have found a body in Sandfly Bay, Dunedin, on Saturday afternoon.

While the body is yet to be identified, it is believed to be that of a freediver who went missing on Friday night.

The man was out on a boat with a group of friends when he failed to resurface. Police were then called at 6:55pm on Friday.

They launched the search with help from search and rescue teams, the Coastguard and helicopters; however, the man wasn't found.

The matter will be referred to the Coroner.