Body of missing girl located, West Coast
"Body of missing girl located, West Coast"
located the body of a young girl near the mouth of the Grey
River near Cobden, on the West Coast this morning.
were alerted at around 8:30am.
While formal identification
is still to be carried out, we believe it is nine-year-old
Emily Branje, who was swept into the water at the Hokitika
River mouth on Thursday 27 September.
Our thoughts are
with her family at this tragic time.
We would like to
thank all the volunteers and members of the public who
assisted in the search for
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