Bethells Beach body identified as missing swimmer
4:32 PM Wednesday Jan 21, 2015
Police have confirmed that the body found on Bethells Beach on Monday is that of missing swimmer Johnny Perese Faitaua.
Faitaua, 23, was swept under waves at O'Neill Bay on Thursday afternoon while swimming with his girlfriend.
At around 11.40am Monday morning officers on board the police Eagle Helicopter saw a body in the water, just off the Bethells and O'Neills Beach peninsula.
The body was retrieved and has now been identified.
Police, including Pacific Liaison staff and Victim Support are supporting the Faitaua family.
Mr Faitaua's death will now be referred to the Coroner.
In my book, Finau drowned while fishing.