Police dive squad recovers body of man missing at Whanganui River since yesterday

The body of a man has been found by police in the Whanganui River.

Police received a report about 7pm last night of a man who was in distress in the river.

The coastguard, police, surf lifesavers and a Westpac rescue helicopter were all deployed. However, the man was not able to be found last night.

The police dive squad resumed the search at 10.30 this morning.

The man’s body was located about 12.45pm.

The death will be referred to the Coroner.