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.