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Body found in hunt for missing Kiwi

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 30/05/2016

A body believed to be missing 37-year-old New Zealander Sean Mitchell has been found in Perth's Swan River.

The body of the former Rotorua man was found by a member of the public in the water near Chidley Point Reserve in Mosman Park, where police had been searching since last week.

Police said no suspicious circumstances had been identified and the family of Mr Mitchell, who went missing 10 days ago on May 20, had been notified.

He was last seen in Perth's CBD and is understood to have used a small dinghy to access a yacht on the Swan River later that night.

Mr Mitchell's bag was found on the banks of the river the next morning, where police conducted a foot and water search that has been suspended pending further updates, while the investigation continues.

The search was launched last Wednesday, five days after he disappeared, having told a friend he planned to visit another friend on a yacht.

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