A woman's body has been found after a swimmer went missing in Kaikōura.
Emergency services were called to reports of a missing person in the water in South Bay at about 7.45pm on Tuesday.
A police spokeswoman said the woman was found dead in the water at about 11am on Wednesday.
"Police thank Coastguard for their assistance while the search was under way."
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The death will be referred to the Coroner.