1 Dec 2016

Woman rescued from Manawatu River, man still missing

8:31 pm on 1 December 2016

A woman has been rescued from the Manawatu River but a man is still missing, police say

The police are helping with the search, in the area around Palmerston North, after emergency services were alerted about 6pm.

They said a woman had been rescued from the river and was being treated by ambulance staff. It was believed a man was still in the water.

Local surf lifesavers have been called to help with the search, and emergency services and a helicopter were searching the river and the nearby area.