Teens drown in Waitakere flash flood

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 5 February 2018

A teenage boy had been clinging to foliage in fast flowing floodwaters in the Waitakere Ranges for up to two hours before he was rescued on Saturday evening. Intensive care paramedic Russell Clark was winched down from the Auckland Westpac Rescue to reach Denver Woolley. Denver's brother Mitch and Sosi Turagaiviu, who were both 17, died in the stream after being caught in a flash flood while swimming. Mr Clark told reporter Amy Maas there was a huge amount of rapidly flowing water and when they spotted Denver, it was obvious his situation was extremely precarious.