A man whose body was recovered from Lake Wanaka yesterday was from Tauranga.
He was 26-year-old David Barry Fisher, police say.
David went missing on Friday afternoon from Stevensons Island, Lake Wanaka.
He was on Stevensons Island when he swam out to retrieve a drifting boat, but then got into trouble.
Another person swam out to help him, but that person wasn't able to locate him.
The Police National Dive Squad found David's body at 3.30pm on Saturday, not far from where he went missing.
The death has been referred to the Coroner.