20 Sep 2017

Body recovered in search for missing boaties

11:05 am on 20 September 2017

Police divers have recovered a body near where a fishing boat sank in Jackson Bay on the West Coast.

Police dive squad searching for Mandeep Singh.

The police dive squad has been searching for the two missing boaties Photo: RNZ / Lauren Baker

The body was located yesterday afternoon but has not yet been formally identified.

Two men have been missing after the fishing boat Wendy J sank in bad weather late last week. Volunteers have been searching the shoreline and tracks in the area.

The dive squad has focused on the areas around Smoothwater Bay and Homminy Cove.

The boat is believed to have lost power before sinking, and one man managed to get ashore alive.

Police divers were expected to finish searching around the wreck today.

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