Police release name of 14-year-old swimmer missing off Christchurch beach

Police have released the name of a 14-year old boy who went missing while swimming off Scarborough Beach in Christchurch on Monday.

He was Jack Sutton of Linwood.

Police and LandSAR volunteers are continuing to search the beach and coastline in Sumner for Jack. 

Police said tonight Jack's family would like to express their thanks for the care and support given to them by the Sumner community and have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

The 14-year-old went missing off Sumner Beach yesterday about 3.20pm. Source: 1 NEWS