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Wednesday, 25 December 2019 - 12:44pm |
Northland

Body of missing swimmer located - Waipu

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The body of a missing swimmer has been located in Bream Bay, near Waipu. 

Police were advised at 10.10am that a person had gotten into difficulty while swimming in the bay. 

Police Search and Rescue, Coastguard, a rescue helicopter and Ruakaka Surf Club lifeguards took part in the search operation, however, the body of the swimmer was located around midday in the water. 

A local Kaumatua will attend to bless the scene. 

The death will be referred to the Coroner.

ENDS 

Issued by the Police Media Centre