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Body recovered in search for missing swimmer

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Search crews looking for a missing swimmer have located a body at Hamilton’s Gap, north of Waiuku.

Formal identification has yet to take place, but it is believed to be 19-year-old Hiran Joseph, who went missing while swimming at Karioitahi Beach on 2 January.

Police have informed Hiran’s family, who are being provided with support at this incredibly difficult time.

LandSAR and Surf Lifesaving New Zealand were involved with this morning’s efforts.

A rāhui on recreational fishing and swimming placed by local iwi has now been lifted.

Police thank the public for their compassion and understanding while the rāhui was in place.


Issued by Police Media Centre.