Please attribute to Nelson Bays Area Commander Inspector Matt Scoles:
Police hope to resume the search for the missing swimmer at Maruia Falls later this week.
Inclement weather has paused the active search but Police continue to consider all viable possibilities in regards to the missing male.
Police can confirm he is a male from Christchurch in his twenties.
We remain in contact with the man’s family and will continue to do so to provide them with any necessary support.
We’d like to thank all the people who have assisted in and who will continue to assist in the search.
We wouldn’t be able to operate in the challenging environment without their efforts.
Police remain in contact with the National Dive Squad, Swift Water Rescue Teams and other local SAR and river experts to assess the searching conditions.
Issued by Police Media Centre