Body found at Benmore

An Australian fisherman was found dead on the shore of Lake Benmore on Monday.

North Otago and Omarama Search and Rescue teams and a Dunedin helicopter crew using night vision equipment searched for the man on Sunday night after he was reported overdue.

Sergeant Tony Woodbridge, of Oamaru, said the 63-year-old man was reported missing about 9pm on Sunday and found at 10.30am the following day by volunteers.

Details about the man were scarce but he was known to have a lot of friends in the region.

The matter was with the coroner.