The body of a woman feared swept away on the West Coast has been found.
A Search and Rescue team recovered the body around 8am on Friday morning, police say no further information regarding the woman is available at this stage.
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Emergency services were notified that the woman had gone into the Haupiri River at 7:59pm on Thursday evening.
A search of the area was unsuccessful and was stood down for the night just before 11pm. It resumed on Friday morning.
The woman was a member of the secretive Christian community Gloriavale, which is based on the banks of the Haupiri River.
Stuff reports the woman was Rejoice Steadfast, a mother of 11 and the daughter-in-law of Gloriavale secretary and treasurer Fervant Steadfast.
The death has been referred to the coroner.