6 May 2010

Body found in Foveaux Strait search

5:56 am on 6 May 2010

The search for a man missing after an upturned boat was found in Foveaux Strait has ended with the discovery of a body.

The police in Invercargill say a fishing vessel found the boat north of Dog Island on Wednesday evening, and a man who was rescued was taken to Bluff.

He was admitted to Southland Hospital for observation.

Coastguard crews from Riverton and Bluff conducted a search for the missing man, along with five fishing vessels and two helicopters.

A body was found on Wednesday night. The matter has been referred to the Coroner.