Police dive squad searching for person after car crashes into river

Police dive squad searching for person after car crashes into river
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The police dive squad has been called after a car crashed into the Wairoa River, in Western Bay of Plenty.

One person is out of the vehicle and has been taken to the hospital with injuries. 

A second person, believed to have been trapped in the car, has not been located. 

Emergency services are also undertaking a shoreline search in an effort to find the person. 

Police were called to the crash at around 7:40pm. 

The road has been closed for the safety of those working at the scene, but is expected to reopen shortly.

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