Drowning, Riwaka River
Police can confirm a man has died in the Riwaka River, at
the north end of Riwaka Valley Road.
Police were advised
at around 5.40pm yesterday that the man had got into
difficulty while swimming in the river.
The death will be
referred to the Coroner.
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