24 Nov 2014

Body of missing diver recovered

3:56 pm on 24 November 2014

Searchers have recovered the body of a 56-year-old diver from the sea at Pourerere Beach in Central Hawke's Bay.

Pourerere Beach

Pourerere Beach Photo: Photo NZ

The Hastings man went missing while snorkelling with a friend at the beach yesterday afternoon.

Police said the man's body was found this afternoon in the sea not far from shore.

A post-mortem would be carried out tomorrow and the death had been referred to the coroner.

The man's name was not being released until all of his family had been notified.