10 Sep 2012

Police identify body found in Waikato River

9:35 pm on 10 September 2012

The body of a man recovered from the Waikato River on Thursday has been formally identified.

Shaun Joseph Farrell was reported missing on 15 August, a few days after a jogger told police she had seen a man struggling in the river near the Fairfield Bridge in Hamilton.

The 23-year-old's body was discovered semi-submerged in the river near the Ngaruawahia Golf Course.