Police recover 83-year-old's body from Whakatāne River

12:03 pm on 29 April 2017

The body of an elderly woman has been recovered from the Whakatāne River near Pekatahi.

Police searched the area after reports of someone being seen in the water yesterday, and found the 83-year-old's body about 9am.

They said they had identified the woman and were notifying her next of kin.