23 Nov 2016

Body pulled from Waikato River

11:40 pm on 23 November 2016

Police have pulled a man's body from the Waikato River after he disappeared earlier today.

Waikato River - Huka Falls

The man was last seen alive near the Huka Falls. Photo: 123RF

The 32-year-old was in the water, near the Huka Falls, before onlookers lost sight of him.

Taupo police were called shortly after 5pm. Coastguard helped police search for the man.

His body was discovered down river from where he was last seen, police said.

The Police Dive Squad was at the scene about 11pm to recover the man's body.