Missing Fisherman Found Dead
Title: Missing Fisherman Found Dead
8.30 this evening (Monday, 7 January) relatives of a
fisherman who was swept down the Motu River this afternoon
discovered his body. He had come ashore approximately 150m
from the point of the river where he had gone missing.
The man who lived locally was aged 41 and not 25 as
He will not be named until police
have confirmed that all next of kin have been notified.
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