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Body recovered from Whakatane River

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/04/2017

© Getty Images The body of an 83-year-old woman has been pulled from the Whakatane River, nearly 24 hours after reports of someone being seen in the water.

Her body was recovered near Peketahi at 9am Saturday after police searched the shoreline.

Inquiries are ongoing into how she ended up in the water, while next of kin has been contacted.

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