Hokitika River search continues
Police are continuing the search for the 9-year-old girl
who was swept into the water at the Hokitika River mouth
Overnight, a search of the river mouth was
conducted at low tide.
Today a shoreline search will
resume, and a helicopter will be deployed to access more
Difficult sea conditions mean a water-based
search cannot occur at this stage.
Police are also
continuing to support the girl’s family at this difficult
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