3 Dec 2014

Fisherman's body found off Omaha Beach

4:04 pm on 3 December 2014

Police have found the body of a missing fisherman whose dinghy flipped north of Auckland on Saturday.

Divers located the body of Maxium Efremychev last night off Omaha Beach.

Police said the 25-year-old was not wearing a life jacket when his inflatable boat overturned in a gust of wind, throwing him and his companion into the water.

The other fisherman swam to shore and raised the alarm.