1 Oct 2020

Kayne Kohu's body recovered from Waikato River

10:02 am on 1 October 2020

Police have identified a body recovered from the Waikato River.

Waikato River, Hamilton Central, New Zealand.

Photo: Unsplash / Callum Hill

Kayne Kohu, who was 23, got into trouble in the river near Hamilton Gardens and had been missing since 23 August.

Another man, who was unable to rescue him, had to be taken to hospital.

Despite a search including a police boat, the national dive squad, a rescue helicopter and Fire and Emergency drone, Kayne Kohu's body was not found until Tuesday.

His death has been referred to the coroner.