Body of fisherman missing since August found in Auckland


AUCKLAND – The body of a fisherman reported missing last August has been found in Auckland.

Police said they identified the body of 33-year-old Philippines national John Planas after it washed up on a beach at Ponui Island over the weekend.

Planas, whose death has been referred to the Coroner, went missing while kayak fishing off Duder Regional Park on the 30th of August last year.

His body was found by a member of the public around 12:10pm on 16 January.

Planas’s family in the Phillipines have been informed.

  • RNZ (reproduced with permission).
  • Video courtesy of Ochea Fishing Adventure