24 Jul 2018

Wanaka community relieved body of chopper pilot found

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 24 July 2018

The body of missing helicopter pilot, Matthew Wallis, was recovered last night from Lake Wanaka. The Navy and Police Dive Squad had been searching for the wreckage into the evening using a remotely operated vehicle, and retrieved Mr Wallis' body and part of the helicopter at 10pm. It ends a two day search after Mr Wallis failed to return from a routine trip to Mt Aspiring National Park on Saturday afternoon. Queenstown Lakes district councillor Ross McRobie talks to Philippa Tolley.