28 Oct 2020

Builder labelled hero after Waikato River rescue

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 28 October 2020

An 18-year-old builder is being labelled a hero, after he successfully put his water rescue skills to the test.

Joel Kumeroa rescued an 11-year-old boy from the Waikato River at the weekend.

He told First Up reporter Louise Ternouth he was just about to leave the river when he heard someone yell out just in the nick of time.