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 River yesterday near the Albert Town bridge. Photo: Kerrie Waterworth
Wanaka Search and Rescue Swift Water team members and police retrieve the body of a man from the swift flowing Clutha River yesterday near the Albert Town bridge. Photo: Kerrie Waterworth
Wanaka Search and Rescue Swift Water team members and police retrieve the body of a man from the swift-flowing Clutha River yesterday, 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 Go Jets 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.

 

 

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