Water rescue, Hokitika River
Emergency services are currently on scene at the
Hokitika River mouth, where two people were reported to have
gotten into difficulty in the water.
Police were called
One person has been pulled from the water,
however another has not yet been located.
and Rescue, along with Coastguard, LandSAR, Maritime NZ and
a rescue helicopter, are continuing to search for the
More information will be released as it
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