NZ pilot's body found after helicopter crash

The body of a New Zealander, along with two Spaniards, has been recovered from the wreckage of a helicopter in Spain, it has been reported.

New Zealand-born Kevin Holmes was a co-pilot on board the helicopter when it crashed into the sea off the port of Almeria, news agency AFP reported.

Four people were on board. Three died and one was rescued.

Holmes' body was found in the helicopter at a depth of 85 metres by a Spanish navy team using a remote-controlled submarine.

AFP reported the helicopter was on a routine flight and the cause of the accident was unclear.