Body recovered from Wainui River, Whakamarama

Body recovered from Wainui River, Whakamarama

Bay of Plenty

A person has died after getting into trouble earlier this afternoon in the Wainui River, Whakamarama.
 
Emergency services were notified at 1.35pm that a person had slipped into a water hole while walking down to the river with two friends.
 
An intensive search effort has been under way this afternoon but unfortunately the person was found deceased in the water at 4pm.   
 
No further information will be available regarding the victim until the appropriate next of kin notifications have taken place.  
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Police Media Centre.