Matthew Backhouse is a NZME. News Service journalist based in Auckland.

Body found of young woman in Raglan

Manu Bay near Raglan. Photo / Alan Gibson
Manu Bay near Raglan. Photo / Alan Gibson

A 19-year-old woman's body was found off the coast of Raglan early this morning after her family raised grave concerns for her welfare.

Relatives reported her missing yesterday and a search was launched after her motorcycle was found abandoned at Manu Bay near Raglan.

The five-hour search involved a police helicopter, search and rescue volunteers, a search and rescue dog and Coastguard vessels.

Police said the woman's body was found by a Coastguard vessel in the sea off Raglan about 1.20am.

The death was not being treated as suspicious by police.


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