24 May 2015

Woman's body found near river mouth

10:59 am on 24 May 2015

The body of a woman who went missing last night near Rangitata Beach has been found near the river mouth.

The police said the woman, who is in her 50s, was reported missing at 6pm after going for a walk in the area, which is between Ashburton and Timaru.

Search and rescue teams found her body a few hours later.

The death has been referred to the coroner, but police said it did not appear to be suspicious.