Wairarapa Police name Waiohine River victim
December 31, 2012, 1:07 pm
Wairarapa Police have named the man who died while rafting in the Waiohine River yesterday as Michael Alexander Hopkins, 53 years old, from Greytown.
Senior Serjeant Carolyn Watson says "Police would like to thank all those who assisted in the recovery of Mr Hopkins and the rescue of his companions, particularly the jet boat operator who came to our aid and, at considerable risk to himself, was able to rescue the female.
"All three were wearing life jackets, wetsuits and helmets at the time