Man's body found in Lake Taupo

Photo / File
Photo / File

The body of a 59-year-old fisherman has been recovered from Lake Taupo overnight.

The man had launched his boat at Kinloch yesterday afternoon and was later seen by two people swimming towards the shore, Radio New Zealand said.

The witnesses contacted police when the man disappeared from sight about 75m from the shore.

A volunteer Coastguard crew found his body on the lake bed last night.

His death has been referred to the coroner.

- APNZ

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n6 at 19 Sep 2014 02:40:20 Processing Time: 899ms