Body found near Waihi

Police has been searching Homunga Bay near Waihi Beach for a fisherman missing after his companion was found dead in the water on Sunday, March 11. Photo: Christel Yardley.

Police searching for a missing fisherman have located a second body in Homunga Bay, near Waihi Beach.

Two men went missing in the area on March 11.

The body of Yingbo Xu, 25, from Hamilton, was found the same afternoon.

A father and son out fishing discovered the 25-year-old man’s body floating in the waves near the shore, says Waikato police Senior Sergeant Charles Burgess.

"The friend he was fishing was still outstanding."

Police have been searching for the second man since then and say they found a second body in the water in the north end of Homunga Bay on Tuesday afternoon.

The body is believed to be that of the other fisherman, however, formal Identification is due to take place later today, says police.

The death will be referred to the Coroner.


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