A body has been found in a river in Nelson this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene, at Maitai River near Nile St, about 1.15pm after a member of the public alerted authorities.

Police said indications were that the person had been swimming in a nearby waterhole.

Just before 2pm, authorities said efforts were being made to recover the body.


The police dive squad yesterday recovered the body of free diver Baden Pierce McNab, 25, of Owaka, after he went missing off Titi Island in the Marlborough Sounds.