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One dead, one missing in Otaki capsize

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/01/2017 Sean Martin

One person remains missing in Otaki River, north of Wellington, after a boating accident that claimed the life of a man.

Police say the man's body was found after an inflatable boat capsized about 1.40pm on Monday.

Constable Gareth Hughes says the water search for the other person has been suspended because of extremely rough conditions.

He says Land Search and Rescue teams would continue their efforts on foot along the shoreline until late into the evening.

Police are working to notify next of kin of the dead man, who is believed to be a local.

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