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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can now confirm the identity of the person found in a partially-submerged vehicle in the Kawarau River yesterday afternoon, following a crash that was discovered on Tuesday evening.

He was 59-year-old John Robert Howard, of Queenstown.

Further inquiries are underway as to the circumstances of what happened.

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Issued by the Police Media Centre

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