Lake Te Anau canoeist's body found

NICOLE PRYOR
Last updated 13:29 22/12/2012
Missing canoeist
BARRY HARCOURT/Fairfax NZ

HUNTING: Land Search and Rescue personnel and Southern Lakes Helicopter pilot Sam Gawith prepare to search Lake Te Anau for the missing canoeist. His body has since been found.

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Police have found the body of a man who went missing while canoeing on Lake Te Anau yesterday.

The 24-year-old was found close to his canoe at Brod Bay.

His name was yet to be confirmed, but police said he was not from New Zealand.

The man was last seen taking a red, fibreglass canoe out onto the lake about 10am.

Police earlier said they believed he had a lifejacket.

The man had been working at a restaurant in Te Anau.

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