12 Oct 2010

Elderly man drowns in Waikato river

9:05 am on 12 October 2010

An elderly man has drowned in a river in western Waikato, according to police.

The 83-year-old's wife raised the alarm about 7pm on Monday after her husband went to the toilet and fell into the Marokopa River.

Police say alcohol appears to have been a factor in the incident.