13 Dec 2013

Body identified as Australian coach

3:42 pm on 13 December 2013

Police in Hamilton have formally identified a body found in the Waikato River as missing Australian Paul Arber.

Paul Arber.

Paul Arber. Photo: NZ POLICE

The body was found on Thursday morning by a team of rowers from Hamilton Girls' High School who were out training.

Police said a post-mortem indicates that there are no suspicious circumstances around Mr Arber's death and the matter has been refer to the coroner.

The 38-year-old's family have been informed.

Mr Arber, from Melbourne, had been in Hamilton with a large group of children for a tennis tournament. He was last seen alive standing knee-deep in the river about 4am on Sunday.