Teenage boy lacking in Waikato River – police dive squad referred to as in – NZ Herald

A police dive squad helps to seek for a teenage boy lacking within the Waikato River. Photograph / Watercare

A police dive squad will resume the seek for a youngster reported lacking within the Waikato River yesterday night.

Police confirmed the particular person lacking within the river, close to Ngāruawāhia, is a teenage boy.

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“Sadly, he hasn’t been situated as but and the search will proceed this morning, with the help of the dive squad,” a spokeswoman advised the Herald.

It appears {the teenager} had earlier been having fun with a enjoyable day trip, as police stated they had been advised the younger man had been utilizing a swing rope on the time.

Police had been referred to as to the scene about 5.15pm yesterday after stories an individual had gone lacking after coming into the Waikato River.

It’s understood household and members of the general public have been combing the world in a bid to seek out the teenager.

Water Security New Zealand’s year-to-date preventable drowning toll, as of Tuesday, stands at 4 deaths.

That determine stood at 5 preventable drownings the identical time final 12 months.

Of this 12 months’s drownings, three had been associated to swimming occasions whereas the opposite particular person drowned rescuing others.

Three of the drownings occurred at lakes across the nation, whereas one occurred at a seaside.

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