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Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Body recovered from Clutha River
Wanaka Search and Rescue Swift Water team members and police retrieve the body of a man from the swift-flowing Clutha Riveryesterday, near the Albert Town bridge yesterday. SAR spokesman Bill Day said emergency services received a call from a concerned member of the public about 12.30pm. A nine-member swift water team was mobilised and GoJets offered their boat to help in the operation. Two trained observers in a helicopter located a body in the water about 20m downstream from the bridge. The death was now in the hands of police and the coroner, he said.