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Woman rescued from Manawatu River, man still missing

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 1/12/2016

A woman has been rescued from the Manawatu River but a man is still missing, police say.

The police are helping with the search, in the area around Palmerston North, after emergency services were alerted about 6pm.

They said a woman had been rescued from the river and was being treated by ambulance staff.

It was believed a man was still in the water.

Local surf lifesavers have been called to help with the search, and emergency services and a helicopter were searching the river and the nearby area.

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