Taupo: Swimmer's name released
Swimmer's name released
February 2014 - 3:18pm
Bay of Plenty
Taupo Police have
today released the name of the 17-year-old boy who died in
the Waikato River near Taupo last night.
Cole Justice Williams of Feilding.
circumstances surrounding his death are not suspicious and
have been reported to the Coroner.
Police are aware that
there were other people on the riverbank who would have seen
what happened; a couple of people actually spoke to officers
briefly at the scene but left without providing their
details. Police would like to speak to these people to get
their account of events, or anyone else who has information
that might assist the investigation on behalf of the
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