Body located in waterway in Whitianga

Body located in waterway in Whitianga

Waikato

The Police National Dive Squad taking part in the search for Lucas Cochrane have this evening located a body in a waterway in Whitianga.

Police believe it is Lucas Cochrane but formal identification is yet to take place.

The death will now be referred to the coroner.

Police and the family would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who have been involved in the search for Lucas these last few days.

The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming.

At this stage no further information is available.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre