Police name Australian man who died on fishing trip at Lake Benmore

  • 03/03/2024
Lake Benmore
Lake Benmore Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Police have named a man who was found dead after going missing on a fishing trip at Lake Benmore on February 19. 

He was Anthony Otworowski, 63, of Australia. 

A helicopter with night vision equipment was deployed to search for him after he was reported missing, but with no success. 

LandSAR teams were then deployed and began searching the lake and the Ahuriri River. 

Otworowski was eventually located near the trail entrance to the carpark. 

"Police express their condolences to the family at this difficult time," police said in a statement. 

"We also extend our thanks to Search and Rescue and Coast Guard volunteers, whose dedication and professionalism resulted in finding Mr Otworowski, enabling him to be returned to his family."