Police Dive Squad locate body of missing diver
Police Dive Squad locate body of missing diver.
At about 4
p.m. on the 29th of December 2012 a group of five spent the
day on the water at Matakatia Bay, Whangaparoa. During this
time a male in his late 20's has failed to surface after
An extensive search by Police, Westpac Rescue,
family and emergencies services were unsuccessful.
about 1:00 p.m. on the 30th of December 2012, the Police
dive squad recovered the body of a male in the area; his
identity is yet to be confirmed.
A police enquiry is
underway and no further details will be released at this
Police extend their thoughts and condolences to
family and friends at this time.
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