Second body located in lake

Second body located in lake

Bay of Plenty

A second body has now been recovered from Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, and is believed to be that of a six-year-old girl who has missing since this morning when a kayak she was on capsized

The body of a man believed to be her father was found earlier this afternoon.

Both are being taken ashore by Coastguard boat and will be transported to Rotorua Hospital.

The search is now standing down. 

Police will release the names of the victims once formal identifications have been carried out and they are certain all next of kin have been informed.

Media enquiries to Communications Manager Kim Perks on 027 234 8256