UPDATE: Waitakere search and rescue operation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“UPDATE: Waitakere search and rescue operation”

Two bodies have been located in a river in Waitakere near where three people were earlier reported missing after being swept away in water near Cascades Falls.

Police understand there was a group of five people who were trying to cross the river when they got into trouble.

One person has been rescued and has been transported to Waitakere Hospital in a moderate condition.

The other man who had earlier made it to safety was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The fifth person involved was uninjured.

Police are working to establish if the bodies located are part of this group.

At this stage this is all of the information available as reception in the area Police are working in is limited.

ENDS

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