Police name man found dead at Lake Benmore

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Mar 02, 2024 |


Police have named the man found dead at Lake Benmore on 19 February.

He was 63-year-old Anthony Otworowski Australia.

He was reported missing while fishing at Lake Benmore the day before.

A helicopter with night vision equipment was deployed that night to search for him, but with no success.

On 19 February local LandSAR teams consisting of members from Omarama and members from Oamaru were deployed and began searching the lake and the Ahuriri river.

He body was found near the trail entrance to the carpark.

In a statement, police expressed their condolences to the family.

“We also extend our thanks to Search and Rescue and Coast Guard volunteers, whose dedication and professionalism resulted in finding Mr Otworoski, enabling him to be returned to his family.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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