Police have named a young woman who died when she was swept down the Waikato River yesterday.

She is Rachael Louise De Jong, of Auckland.

De Jong was swimming with a group of friends near the Aratiatia Dam when they were swept down the river.

Scene of a search for a missing swimmer. Photo / NZME
Scene of a search for a missing swimmer. Photo / NZME

"The death of Ms De Jong has been reported to the Coroner and police offer their sympathies to her friends and family.''

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