7 Jan 2014

Swimmer's body recovered in Wairarapa

3:06 pm on 7 January 2014

The body of a man who who went missing in the Ruamahanga River in Wairarapa has been recovered on Tuesday.

Jesse Barber, 19, became separated from a group of friends while swimming in the river, north of Masterton, on Monday about 5pm.

A police spokesperson said the 19-year-old got into difficulty in a deep turbulent pool.