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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are currently co-ordinating a search for a swimmer missing in the Waikato River.

The report of a missing swimmer was received by emergency services shortly after 6pm.

Initial reports indicate a group of four people had gone into the water but only three have come back to shore. 

After receiving the report the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was immediately deployed to search by air however that search was unsuccessful.

Searchers are continuing their efforts by boat and jet ski. They are searching down river towards Claudelands Bridge. The search will continue until dark.

Issued by Police Media Centre