4 Aug 2020

Body found in Whanganui River - police

5:43 pm on 4 August 2020

Police have found a body in Whanganui River after a man was seen in distress near Anzac Parade.

Whanganui River

Whanganui River Photo: RNZ / Leigh Marama McLachlan

Police said the National Dive Squad had recovered the body after locating it about 4.30pm.

A man had been seen in distress near Anzac Parade about 3.15pm, Whanganui acting Area Commander Sue O'Neil said.

O'Neil said a rāhui would be in place for three days from Te Ao Hou marae, past Pūtiki, out to the river mouth.