Body discovered in Nelson river

Body discovered in Nelson river
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A body has been discovered in the water of the Matai River near Nile Street, Nelson this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene by a member of the public at approximately 1:15pm.

According to a police statement, the person had been swimming in a waterhole.

Stuff reports that the body was recovered from a popular site known as Girlie's Hole and appears to be a male. 

Four police cars are attending the scene.