12 Jan 2017

Missing man's body found at Lake Rotoiti

9:17 am on 12 January 2017

The body of a man who did not resurface after jumping into Lake Rotoiti last week has been found.

Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Plenty

Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Plenty Photo: Ross Fowler

The police said search and rescue volunteers found the body of Colin McCormick, 48, at 7am this morning.

Mr McCormick jumped into Lake Rotoiti, near Rotorua, on January 4, but did not resurface after his lifejacket came off.

A rescue helicopter, as well as boats, divers and land-based searchers, spent days scouring the area for him.

His death would be referred to the coroner, police said.

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