Missing US skydiver named

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Police can now release the name of the missing skydiver who fell into Lake Wakatipu on Wednesday 10 January. 

He was Tyler Nii, 27 years old, from California.  

Mr Nii was on holiday in New Zealand. 

"Police are providing support to Mr Nii's family and we join with the wider Queenstown community in extending our sympathies to them for their tragic loss.    

"The Police National Dive Squad will arrive in Queenstown over the weekend to assess conditions, as well as the viability of using sonar equipment to assist with locating and recovering Mr Nii's body."

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