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Diver who died off Mahia's coast named by police

A diver who died after going missing off the coast of Mahia in Hawke's Bay has been named by police.

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Police said local boats helping with the search found the diver at about 9am. 

He has been named as Jason Rangi Paul, 21, of Nuhaka.

The search by rescue crews began just after 4pm yesterday. 

The search was called off last night before resuming this morning.