UPDATE: Missing swimmer, Maruia Falls

As stated by Nelson Bays Area Commander Inspector Matt Scoles:

The search for the missing swimmer at Maruia Falls will continue next week.

Staff have been searching the area again today in extremely challenging winter conditions, with very cold water temperatures and murky water.

The Nelson Bays Search and Rescue staff, local Nelson surf life saving crews and local river experts will continue to search the area over the coming days.

We’d like to thank all the people who have assisted in and who will continue to assist in the search.

Our staff and a number of volunteers are working tirelessly to be able to locate the man so we can bring him home to his family.

We remain in contact with the man’s family and will continue to do so to provide them with any necessary support.

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