Body of missing jet boater located, West Coast

The body of a man was located on a beach at Kakapotahi on the West Coast today.

The body was located by a fisherman early this morning and reported to Police when he returned to shore about 9.30am.

Police recovered the body early this afternoon and confirmed it to be that of 29-year-old Daniel Shane McLellan-Skeggs, from Christchurch.

Mr McLellan-Skeggs went missing following a jet boating incident on the West Coast on May 17.

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