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Search finds man's body in Taranaki river

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/01/2017 Sean Martin

A man has died after he was reported to have been swept away while crossing Waiwhakaiho River near New Plymouth.

Police were notified about 4.40pm on Monday and the man's body was found about 200 metres from where he was last seen.

Acting Sergeant Peter Lawn says police are working on formal identification of the body and notifying next of kin.

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