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Body recovered from Lake Karapiro

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/02/2017
Muriwai, the beach 40km northwest of Auckland. © AAP Muriwai, the beach 40km northwest of Auckland.

Police divers have recovered the body of a man who disappeared while swimming in Lake Karapiro, near Cambridge.

The body was found on Monday after the man got into trouble in the lake on Sunday.

"Formal identification of the deceased and notification of next of kin is taking place, and as such police will not be releasing a name at this time," police said in a statement.

The victim was a 21-year-old engineering student from Malaysia and they had gone for a swim while cycling the Hamilton River Trail, his flatmate told Fairfax.

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