8 Feb 2016

Drowning at Okere Falls

4:42 pm on 8 February 2016

One person has drowned and another has been taken to hospital in a serious condition in Bay of Plenty.

Emergency services were called to Okere Falls, north of Rotorua, about 1.45pm after a group of three got into difficulty while swimming at Okere Falls.

Police say two of them managed to get themselves to shore, with one in a serious condition.

Two hours later, search and rescue teams have managed to recover the body of the third swimmer.