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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

One person is missing following a water incident on the Waikato River in the Hamilton Gardens last night.

Police received a report at around 9:45pm of a person who came into trouble in the Waikato River in the Hamilton Gardens area.

One person entered the river and remains missing.

A second person went into the river in an attempt to save them however was sadly unsuccessful. That person was assessed by St John and transported to hospital.

A Police boat will search the river and its banks this morning for the outstanding person.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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