19 Jan 2015

Body found near Bethells Beach

4:41 pm on 19 January 2015

Police who have been looking for a missing swimmer off a west Auckland beach have found a body.

Bethells Beach.

Bethells Beach. Photo: 123RF

They have been searching for Johnny Faitaua, 23, who was swimming at O'Neills Bay near Bethells Beach when he was swept away last week.

A police helicopter was out looking for him again today and spotted the body from the air.

They said it was too early to tell if the body was Mr Faiataua and formal identification would take place tomorrow.