Swimmer's body found in river

Swimmer's body found in river

Bay of Plenty

 

Police along with Harbourmaster and Coastguard personnel have this evening found the body of a young man who went missing while swimming in the Waikato River near Taupo's Riverside Park.
 
The 17-year-old was swimming with a mate when he got into difficulty.  After diving into the river the man surfaced for a while then disappeared.  The Police were called, and searchers found him half an hour later.  
 
The Police National Dive Squad will be in attendance tonight to retrieve his body.  Police and Victim Support are now supporting his friends and family. 
 
No further details about the teenager are being released at this stage.
 
Sergeant Shane McNally
Taupo Police
Phone 021 191 0062