Body located, Onewhero

Police Search and Rescue personnel looking for the person swept away by floodwaters on Friday in Onewhero have today found the body of a man.

While formal ID is yet to be completed, it is believed to be the missing man.

He was located by a drone operator about 1km downstream from where he went missing.

Police have been overwhelmed by the way the community has rallied around and gone above and beyond to assist with the search.

Locals have offered their time and effort, food, and support to others around them at this extremely difficult time.

Four people have now died during Auckland’s severe weather event since Friday.

Police extend their condolences to their families.

Their deaths will be referred to the Coroner.

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