Man that died swimming at the Mount named
Tauranga Police can now confirm the identity of the body found on Papamoa Beach this morning.
He was Michael Joseph Finekifolau, aged 22, of Auckland.
Police and lifeguards had been searching for the swimmer over the weekend, but were unsuccessful.
Volunteer Surf Lifeguards assisted in the recovery of the body of Finekifolau, which took place on the third day of the search.
Western Bay of Plenty area response manager Senior Sergeant Shannon Clifford says police will continue to provide support to the whanau.
"Police would also like to thank those involved in the search operation over the weekend including Surf Life Saving New Zealand members from the Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service and Omanu and Papamoa Emergency Call-Out Squads."
Finekifolau's death will be referred to the Coroner.