18yo killed in kayaking incident on Tongariro River

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An 18-year-old has died after a kayaking incident in the Tongariro River on Wednesday.

Emergency services responded to a report of a person missing in the water at Waikato Falls in the Kaimanawa Forest Park around 10:20am.

The teen's body was found around 12:40pm.

LandSAR Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation and police are working to retrieve the body.

Police say there is no more information available at this time.