Police name swimmer missing at Waihi Beach

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UPDATED 1.02PM: Police have released the name of the swimmer who was reported missing at Waihi Beach.

The search for 17-year-old Hamilton student Jaden Chhayrann is continuing today.

The matter has now been referred to the Coroner, says police.

Waikato Search and Rescue's Sergeant Vince Ranger says police are co-ordinating a shoreline search being conducted by members of the Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

"The search is ongoing today for a missing swimmer who got into difficulty off Waihi Beach on Friday.

"The search area is out from where the boy was last seen, north along the rocky coastline, and south along Waihi Beach."

EARLIER:

The search for a swimmer who was reported missing on Friday at Waihi Beach is continuing today.

Waikato Search and Rescue's Sergeant Vince Ranger says police are co-ordinating a shoreline search being conducted by members of the Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

"The search is ongoing today for a missing swimmer who got into difficulty off Waihi Beach on Friday.

"The search area is out from where the boy was last seen, north along the rocky coastline, and south along Waihi Beach.

"The teenage boy’s family are being supported by local Police."




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