Police have confirmed a man they were searching for at Lake Arapuni today has died.
The man's body was found and recovered by police at the lake, in the Jones River Landing area.
A police spokeswoman said police received a report of a person missing in the water about 8:25pm yesterday.
A search began last night and continued today.
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The Police National Dive Squad are expected to arrive later today from Wellington to help with the search.
At 6pm, police confirmed the man's body had been found.