18 Jan 2010

Rafting victim named

4:52 pm on 18 January 2010

Police in Hastings have named an American tourist who died in a rafting accident on the Mohaka River on Sunday.

She was Caroline Mackey, 58.

Ms Mackey became trapped under a rock in the Te Hoe drop-off section of the river.

He husband, son and daughter-in-law also fell out of the raft but were able to swim ashore.

A police search and rescue team recovered Ms Mackey's body.

A report will be prepared for a coroner's inquest.