Bodies of missing swimmers found

The body of a man in his 20s has been recovered from Hunua Falls after almost 24 hours of searches.

The body was recovered by a Police Dive Squad this afternoon after the man was reported missing after being swept into the waterfall around 3pm yesterday.

Land Search and Rescue and the police Eagle helicopter were also involved in the search.

The falls area was cordoned off while emergency services searched for the missing man.

Police said the man's next of kin are now being notified and the death has been referred to the Coroner.

The recovery comes after the body of another swimmer was found at Maketu Waterfall near Ramarama this morning.

The man, in his 50s, failed to surface after going underwater in the swimming hole, off Pratts Rd, around 4.50pm yesterday.

Police said the body was found this morning and his next of kin were being advised.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.

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