Statement from family of Mitch Leigh Woolley

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Statement from family of Mitch Leigh Woolley”

The parents of Mitch Woolley have released the below statement following the tragic death of their son Mitch, who drowned while swimming at the Cascade Falls area in the Waitakere ranges on Saturday 3rd February.

Statement from the family of Mitch Leigh Woolley:

Tracey and Mike would like to thank family and friends for their support during this very trying time.

Mitch was taken from us at a time when the world was just opening up to him, having just left Massey High school and about to commence an apprenticeship as a marine engineer. He had worked from the finish of the school year at a local business, and was about to start his journey.

Mitch and his twin brother Denver had spent the day with friends in and around the local Waitakere ranges, a place he lived in and loved, surrounded by the bush.

Mitch, a keen surfer, had recently travelled to Germany on a school football trip. He was always the cheeky and fun loving entertainer in any group. Mitch’s infectious personality always ensured that there was a smile on the faces of family, friends and those that happened to meet him.

The family would also like Sosi’s family to know they are thinking of them.

The boys spent many good times together.

Finally we would like to thank the Police, and emergency services for bringing our boys home and the Waitakere golf club for their support during the search.


Media: Please note this is the only comment the family of Mitch Woolley wish to make and they’ve requested that media please respect their privacy at this very difficult time.

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