Wairarapa Police name Waiohine River victim
Wairarapa Police name Waiohine River
Wairarapa Police have named the man who died
while rafting in the Waiohine River yesterday as Michael
Alexander Hopkins, 53 years old, from Greytown.
Sergeant Carolyn Watson says "Police would like to thank all
those who assisted in the recovery of Mr Hopkins and the
rescue of his companions, particularly the jet boat operator
who came to our aid and, at considerable risk to himself,
was able to rescue the female.
"All three were wearing
life jackets, wetsuits and helmets at the time and it
appears that Mr Hopkins got into trouble after they were
ejected from the raft in a fast flowing eddie.
thoughts are with the family at this difficult time", says
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