Boy's body to be recovered from Waikato River

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It is hoped a boy's body can be recovered from the Waikato River today.

He failed to surface after jumping from a cliff at a popular swimming spot near Taupo's Unison Park yesterday.

The boy's body has been found, but hasn't yet been able to be recovered.

Senior Sergeant Tony Jeurissen said it is a reminder for people to take care when swimming in the river and jumping from cliffs.

"The river down here might look quite benign and quite good, but it is a fast flowing current there and it obviously has its dangers," he said.

Mr Jeurissen said it was a shock for the family.

"Victim Support are here helping the family through this.

"As I expect you might imagine, it's pretty raw and emotional for them."

Following an investigation, facts will be reported to the coroner.

- Newstalk ZB

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