21 Feb 2020

Body found by police divers in Whanganui River

3:35 pm on 21 February 2020

Police divers have found a body near Somme Parade alongside the Whanganui River in Whanganui today.

Overlooking the Whanganui River and City New Zealand. Photo taken from Durie Hill.

The Whanganui River as it cuts through the city. Photo: 123RF

It's believed to be that of a person reported missing while swimming near Somme Parade yesterday evening.

The death will be referred to the coroner.