Body found in sea at Kaikoura

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Kaikoura. Photo: Getty
Kaikoura. Photo: Getty
A man's body has been found after he went missing at a beach in Kaikoura today.

It is understood emergency services were alerted to a body in the water this morning.

The Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched but was stood down after a local pilot retrieved the body.

Police confirmed they were called to the beach near Edmund Ave around 11am after reports a man had gone into the water and not resurfaced.

They said Coastguard assisted in retrieving the body.

His death will be referred to the Coroner.

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