Body of missing Tauranga fisherman believed to be found

Body of missing Tauranga fisherman believed to be found

National News

Police believe that the body of the Tauranga fisherman, missing since yesterday, has been located by Coastguard after 12.20pm this afternoon.

Other items believed to be from the boat have been located too but the boat has not yet been found.

Police would like to thank Coastguard from Waihi, Makatu and Tauranga. 

Also our thanks go to Tauranga TECT Rescue Helicopter, Coastguard Air Patrol and Westpac Rescue Helicopter from Whitianga.

Police extend their sympathy to the man’s family and friends.

Investigations into this case is still continuing and no further information is available at this time.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre