Body confirmed as Christchurch swimmer

Author
NZ Newswire,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:31PM
Jack went missing while swimming off Scarborough Beach last Monday. (Photo \ Getty Images)
Jack went missing while swimming off Scarborough Beach last Monday. (Photo \ Getty Images)

A body found washed up on a Christchurch beach has been confirmed as that of a teenager who disappeared while swimming in rough conditions a week earlier.

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The body of Jack Sutton, 14, was found by a jogger on Sumner Beach early on Monday.

Police say formal identification has been completed and the matter has been referred to the coroner.

Mr Sutton, from Linwood, disappeared on February 5 while swimming off Scarborough Beach.

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