Body found in Whanganui River

Police have this afternoon located a body in the Whanganui River.

While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe it is the man who failed to surface near Upokongaro yesterday.

His body was located in the Mosquito Point area.

Police will release the name of the man, a 24-year-old Israeli national, as soon as all family notifications have taken place.

The man’s death will be referred to the Coroner.

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