24 Jan 2012

Swimmer's body found north of Westport

9:42 pm on 24 January 2012

The body of a swimmer washed out to sea north of Westport has been found.

Police say the man had been swimming at the mouth of the Mokihinui River just after 4pm on Tuesday.

His body was spotted from the air and surf rescue club members were sent in a boat to retrieve it.