Diver's body found at Cape Reinga

  • 08/09/2017
Cape Reinga.
Cape Reinga. Photo credit: Getty.

The body of a diver reported missing off Cape Reinga has been found.

Police say the 49-year-old Kaitaia man was reported missing from Sandy Bay on Thursday evening by his diving companion after failing to resurface.

His body was recovered on Friday morning, after a search effort on Thursday failed to find him.

"This is a tragedy for the man's family and friends. However, we are thankful we were able to quickly locate him which will help bring some sort of closure to his family," Sergeant Sarah Hewitt said.