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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police were notified at around 8.30pm yesterday that a person may be in difficulty in the sea near SH 35, Omaio.
 
The person had reportedly been fishing near the river mouth and was swept out to sea while attempting to cross the river. 
 
An extensive search was undertaken and sadly the person was located deceased overnight. 
 
Police would like to thank all those who assisted in the search, including residents from the local community. 
 
Police will make enquiries into the death on behalf of the Coroner. 
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Police Media Centre. 

MIL OSI