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Man on mobility scooter dies in river

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 17/12/2016

An elderly man has died after the mobility scooter he was driving went into the Whakatane River.

Emergency services were called to near the bridge on Landing Road shortly before 10am on Saturday, police say.

Police are in the process of notifying next-of-kin and establishing the circumstances of the death.

The death will be referred to the coroner.

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