15 Mar 2011

Advanced techniques identify diver's body

10:38 pm on 15 March 2011

Advanced forensic techniques have allowed the police in Waikato to return the body of a diver who went missing four months ago.

John Lindsay, who was 36, vanished while diving off Gannet Island near Kawhia in November last year.

His body washed up on Ruapuke Beach a month later but a team of experts at Environmental Science Research have only just been able to formally identify him.