24 Jun 2021

Man found dead after car crashes into West Coast river

1:01 pm on 24 June 2021

A man whose car went into a West Coast river this morning has died.

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Emergency crews found the man's body still inside.

They are still trying to work out if a dog found alive on the riverbank belonged to the man.

Police and fire crews had been searching the banks of the Wanganui River since arriving on the scene.