20 Apr 2016

Teen in Kitekite Falls death named

1:16 pm on 20 April 2016

A German teenager who died after falling from the top of Kitekite Falls in the Waitakere Ranges has been named.

Louis Hasenmaier was with friends at the falls near Piha yesterday afternoon when he slipped and fell into the water.

The 18-year-old was pulled out by his friends and a bystander, who tried to resuscitate him.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter and firefighters were sent to help, but Mr Hasenmaier died at the scene.