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Body found beneath car in Tairua River

Posted 30 April 2018 by Gold FM in Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Civil Defence,Weather and Road info

A body has been found during the search for a man missing in the Tairua River area.

The search began last night when a car was found submerged off Hikuai School Road.

The registered owner of the car was reported missing at 5.30pm.

The body of a 72 year old man was found beneath his vehicle.

A formal identification process will be carried out and the death will be referred to the Coroner.