8 Mar 2013

Boy's body recovered

9:49 am on 8 March 2013

Police have recovered the body of a boy who drowned in the Waikato River on Thursday afternoon.

He had jumped into the water from a cliff with friends and failed to resurface.

Police say a stretch of river at the boat harbour by Unison Park is a popular location for swimmers, but can have a strong current.

The body was recovered just before midnight.