Emergency services recover man’s body from river near Kaitaia

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A man has been found dead in the Awanui River, near Kaitaia.

The Awanui River, Northland.

Photo: CC BY 3/ Ulrich Lainge

Emergency services who were called to the river at 10.40am found the man’s body in the river about 20 minutes later.

Police said the man died after getting into difficulty in the water.

His death will be referred to the coroner.

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