9 Jul 2012

Divers find pig hunter's body on lake bed

4:07 pm on 9 July 2012

The body of a pig hunter missing for a week in south Waikato has been found by police.

Kevin Hayward, 41, was last seen heading into a forest near the Waipapa Dam on 2 July.

Search and Rescue divers found his body on the bed of Lake Waipapa on the Waikato River on Monday, about 2km upstream from the dam and where his clothes were found on Friday.

Mr Hayward's death has been referred to the Coroner, but is not being treated as suspicious.