The body of a man believed to have been swept away while whitebaiting has been found on the beach at Martins Bay, Te Anau.

The body of the 68-year-old Te Anau local was recovered following a short
search last night police said.

Volunteers, Land SAR and police were involved in the search.

His death has been referred to the Coroner.

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Police offered their sympathies to the friends and family of the man, saying it was a sad time.