Sunday, 4 December 2022 - 4:02pm |

UPDATE - body found following Wairoa River search

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Police searching for a man in the Wairoa River have found a body.

A dinghy capsized near the river mouth on Wednesday evening, and one of the two people on board did not make it to shore.

Today, the body of a man has been recovered, upstream from where he was last seen.

Formal identification is yet to take place, however it is believed to be the man who went overboard on Wednesday.

A rāhui remains in place at the river.


Issued by Police Media Centre