Raglan teen drowns after jumping off bridge

Raglan teen drowns after jumping off bridge

A teenager has drowned after jumping from a bridge into Raglan estuary.

The 16-year-old boy was with a group of friends when he leaped off the bridge, a popular summer pastime, this afternoon.

Another person jumped off afterwards and landed on top of him.

He disappeared underwater and was not found for 10 minutes.

Paramedics along with an air ambulance were dispatched to try and revive the young man but they were unsuccessful.

Police are investigating.

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