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Person reportedly missing in Waikato River

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/04/2017

Police are conducting a search after getting a report a person was seen disappearing beneath the water in the Waikato River near Ngaruawahia on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for New Zealand Police told NZ Newswire a search is under way following a call from the member of the public at about 1.30pm.

The caller said they saw someone in the water near the town's rail bridge.

The Waikato River is swollen after heavy rain fell on Tuesday night and during Wednesday.

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