24 Aug 2011

Body found in Hauraki Gulf

4:47 am on 24 August 2011

A police dive squad has found a body in the same area where a boatie went missing last week in the Hauraki Gulf.

Murray Preston, 41, disappeared after the aluminum launch he was fishing in with four others capsized on 16 August.

The others managed to swim to shore.

Police divers located a man's body on Tuesday afternoon and say it is expected to be identified on Wednesday.