Location:

Bay of Plenty

A man has died following a kayaking incident on the Tongariro River today.

Emergency services responded to a report of a person missing in the water around 10:20am today near the Waikato Falls.

An operation to rescue the man was launched however his body was located in the water around 12:40pm.

Efforts by Police and the LandSAR Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (RARO) to retrieve the body are underway.

There is no further information available at this time.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media TeamĀ