24 Aug 2020

Search for person missing in Waikato River

8:18 am on 24 August 2020

A person is missing after after getting into trouble in the Waikato River in the Hamilton Gardens area.

Waikato River, Hamilton Central, New Zealand.

Waikato River (file photo). Photo: Unsplash / Callum Hill

Police say one person entered the river and remains missing.

A second person went into the water to try to save them but was unsuccessful. They were assessed by St John and taken to hospital.

A police boat will search Waikato River and its banks for the missing person.