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Kayaker drowned in Waitaki River

"Kayaker drowned in Waitaki River"

A man has died this evening after getting into trouble while kayaking on the Waitaki River, near Kurow.

Police were alerted to the situation at approximately 4:50pm today and a rescue operation was immediately launched.

Unfortunately the man was found drowned in the river a short time later.

Police and other emergency services are supporting the family following this tragic incident.

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