Diver recovered after search

Diver recovered after search

Northland

Please attribute to Sergeant Sarah Wihongi, Northland Police.

Search and Rescue teams have recovered the body of a diver who was reported missing while going for a recreational dive at Sandy Bay, Cape Reinga yesterday evening.

The 49-year-old Kaitaia man was reported missing by his dive companion yesterday evening after he failed to resurface. 

Search and Rescue teams arrived at Sandy Bay last evening but were unable to conduct a water search due to darkness and a full scale search resumed at first light this morning.

“This is a tragedy for the man’s family and friends, however we are thankful we were able to quickly locate him which will help bring some sort of closure to his family,” said Sergeant Sarah Hewitt.

ENDS

Monique Caddy/NZ Police