Missing man's body found in Whanganui River

  • 17/01/2019
Whanganui River.
Whanganui River. Photo credit: File

Police have today recovered the body of a man from the Whanganui River.

Police received a report about 7pm on Wednesday of a man in distress in the river.

Police, Coastguard, surf lifesavers and a Westpac rescue helicopter were all deployed, but the man couldn't be found.

The police dive squad resumed the search at 10:30am on Thursday. His body was found about 12:45pm.

The death has been referred to the coroner.


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