15 March 2020

A person has died following an incident on the Waikato River in Taupō early on Saturday 14 March 2020. A rāhui has been placed on the river by Ngāti Tūwharetoa Iwi north of the Control Gates Bridge.

The public is being asked to stay off the water until the rāhui is lifted, especially those who are looking to complete the river float.

Police say they will remain at the scene until the body has been recovered.