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Teenager found dead in a drain had fallen

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/06/2017

A teenager found dead in a stormwater drain in south Auckland is thought to have accidentally fallen.

Emergency services were called to Favona about 4.40pm on Saturday and the 17-year-old girl was dead when they arrived.

On Sunday police said they had spoken to witnesses who found her and to residents who saw her prior to an apparent fall.

Police said the death was a tragic accident. They had earlier said it was not suspicious.

The coroner will determine the exact cause of death and police are assisting with that process.

Next-of-kin have been notified.

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