A man who died trying to rescue a friend who got into
difficulty in the water at Maruia Falls on Saturday evening
has been named by police.
The body of Darryl Rolton, 54, of Christchurch, was found at
the beauty spot, 8km south of Murchison, on Sunday by the
police dive squad.
The matter has been referred to the coroner.
Rolton had been missing since he and a friend were sucked
down a chute at the falls on Saturday.
The friend, 55, was rescued and flown to Nelson Hospital.
The falls were the scene of another rescue last week.
A Belgian tourist was pulled out of the water by three
He was taken to Nelson Hospital with head, neck and spinal
injuries, and later transferred to Burwood Spinal Unit.