2 Jan 2011

Boy drowns near Whakatane

9:59 pm on 2 January 2011

Police in Bay of Plenty are investigating the death of a boy in a river, near Ruatoki.

The three-year-old was swept away while swimming with a group of children.

Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances, and no further details will be released.