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Police Divers have found a body in the Manawatu River, Foxton.
Police and search teams were deployed when reports were received at around 8:35 am indicating that a person had gone missing after a dinghy was found with its motor running with no one in on board.
The dinghy was found in a part of the river which is known as The Loop.
Earlier, a man reported seeing the dinghy with a man on board.
Throughout the day, Police have been searching with local Coastguard members. The National Dive Squad also was in attendance at around 1:35 pm.
A helicopter from Palmerston North also participated in the search.
At around 4:15 pm, the National Dive Squad found a body, who is thought to be the man seen in the boat this morning.
An image supplied to thisquality earlier showed a Police Rescue Helicopter grounded by Foxton’s Water Tower.
Image: SUPPLIED/ W.permissions
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