Drowning on the Kawarau River

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A kayaker drowned on the Kawarau River on Friday evening. He had paddled down into the upper reaches of the river from the lake, and his body was found floating in the river some time later by fishermen. At the moment, its not known how he came to be in the water. The Police and MSA are investigating.

NZRCA extends the condolences of the entire kayaking community to his family and friends.

Glenn Murdoch
Safety & Education Officer
NZRCA