Body found in Tairua River search

A body has been found during the search for a man missing in Tairua River.
A body has been found during the search for a man missing in Tairua River. Photo credit: Google Maps

A body has been found during the search for a man missing in Tairua River.

The search began on Sunday night when a car was found submerged off Hikuai School Road at around 6pm.

The person who the car is registered to was reported missing at 5.30pm after they left a friend's house.

A formal identification process will be carried out and the death will be referred to the coroner.

Newshub.