Body found in Whanganui River

Police have this afternoon located a body in the Whanganui River. While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe it is the man who failed to surface near Upokongaro yesterday. His body was located in the Mosquito Point area. Police will release the name of the man, a 24-year-old Israeli national, as soon... Continue Reading →

Police suspend search on Whanganui River

The search for a person missing on the Whanganui River has been suspended for the day. Police were alerted to the possible drowning about 1.20pm. The search is expected to resume tomorrow morning with the assistance of the Police National Dive Squad.

Person fails to surface from Whanganui River

Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a person failing to surface from Whanganui River, near Upokongaro. Police were alerted around 1.20pm. Police Search & Rescue, along with Coastguard and a rescue helicopter are working to locate the person.

Serious crash near Whanganui

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 7pm. Initial indications are multiple people are injured. The road is completely closed and will likely remain closed for some time. Motorists are urged to delay travel or use alternative routes.

14 year old girl killed in Whanganui

Detective Inspector Paul Baskett has advised that Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 14-year-old girl in Whanganui. At around 8:20pm on Saturday 16th of March, Police responded to a call from a person stating that they had harmed a family member. Police attended a property on Niblett Street and located... Continue Reading →

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