A 15-year-old boy has been named as the person who drowned in Whanganui late last week.
Teenager Chase Swanson, a local, has officially been identified as the person caught up in a water incident on the Whanganui River last Thursday.
"Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends," police said in a statement.
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A police dive squad recovered the teen's body about 1pm on Friday.
The discovery came after emergency services were called to the scene about 7.15pm the night before after reports that a person was seen disappearing beneath the water and had not resurfaced.
As a result of the incident, a temporary rāhui was placed covering the area from Te Ao Hou marae, in Aramoho, through to the river mouth.
Chase's death has been referred to the Coroner.