12 Apr 2010

Teenager drowns in Waikato River

9:21 am on 12 April 2010

Police say a teenage boy has drowned in the Waikato River, near Taupo.

They say the Bradley Martin, 17, and a group of friends went into the river just before 2pm on Sunday, with the intention of floating down to the Spa Park Thermal Hot pools.

However, shortly after entering the water, the teenager got into difficulty and was unable to be saved.

His body has been recovered by the police dive squad.