16 Nov 2015

One dead, one missing at McLaren Falls

7:30 pm on 16 November 2015

One man has drowned and another is missing after they disappeared under the water at a waterfall near Tauranga.

According to a police statement, the men were at the McLaren Falls Park, in the Kaimai ranges, when one fell off a rope swing into the water. The other man went to help but both disappeared.

The body of one man has been recovered.

A helicopter and a boat have been helping search the water for the other man, who has been missing since about 5.20pm.