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Man dies in Central Otago river

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/12/2016

A 19-year-old man has died at a popular swimming spot in a river in Central Otago.

The man died after getting into difficulties while swimming in Kawarau River on Saturday afternoon, police say.

Earlier reports that the man's body was recovered from Lake Dunstan were incorrect, they said.

The area off Cairnmuir Road where the death occurred is a popular swimming spot in the region.

The weather was warm at the time, with light winds.

A second person who also got into difficulty made it to shore safely.

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