Police are now in a position to release the name of the 14-year-old boy who went missing when swimming off Scarborough Beach on Monday 5 February 2018.
He was Jack Sutton of Linwood.
Jack’s family would like to express their thanks for the care and support given to them by the Sumner community and have asked for privacy at this difficult time.
Police and LandSAR volunteers are continuing to periodically search the beach and coastline in Sumner for Jack.
Issued by Police Media Centre