Police recover body near Piha Beach
"Police recover body near Piha Beach"
Please attribute to Inspector Gerry Whitley, Relieving Area Commander, Waitematä West:
A body has been recovered north of Piha Beach after it was spotted by the Police Eagle helicopter on Monday evening.
At this stage, Police believe it to be the 16-year-old swimmer reported missing from Whatipu Beach on December 29, 2018.
A post mortem and a formal identification will now be carried out.
Police are unable to comment further at this time.