29 Sep 2014

Man's body found in Grey River

5:38 pm on 29 September 2014

A body believed to be that of missing Christchurch man Jeremy Brons has been found in the Grey River on the West Coast, the police say.

An aerial view of part of the Grey River near Ahaura, Westland, looking southwest.

An aerial view of part of the Grey River near Ahaura, Westland, looking southwest. Photo: PHOTO NZ

Mr Brons, 24, was the navigator in a four-wheel-drive and was swept away while trying to secure a line from the vehicle, which had became stuck, on Saturday.

A police spokesperson said the body was discovered by search crews in a helicopter about 2.30pm today about 1km downstream from where the vehicle became stuck.

He is yet to be formally identified.