Update: Waiwhakaiho River death
Following the death of a person in the Waiwhakaiho River
last night, a Rāhui
has been placed on the river.
Ngāti Tāwhirikura Hāpu has placed a customary
prohibtion of water
activities from the river mouth to the Telecom waterhole (Rimu Street).
The Rāhui will be lifted on the morning of Sunday 21 November.
Further to the media release issued earlier today,
Police can now advise that
the person in fact jumped from the river bank upstream from Te Rewa Rewa
Bridge, not from the bridge as originally reported.
They did surface once but were then not seen again.
would like to thank all those who assisted with the search,
members of the public, Surf Life Saving NZ, Taranaki LandSAR and the Taranaki