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Waikato River kayaker made it to shore

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 17/08/2016

A kayaker who sparked a search and rescue effort on the Waikato River after ditching made it to land safe and well, police say.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, yelled for help while floating down the river late on Wednesday afternoon.

Police launched a boat and they found his blue and white kayak.

On Thursday morning, police said the man had contacted them saying he had swum to shore.

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