Body recovered from Ruamahanga River identified
Body recovered from Ruamahanga River
Tuesday, 7 January 2014 -
At around 1.00pm this afternoon a body
was discovered in the Ruamahanga River. The body was
recovered and has been identified by family
Police can confirm that the body is that of
missing local man Jesse BARBER, 19, who became separated
while swimming in the river yesterday.
The family have
requested privacy at this difficult
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