SWIMMING

Missing swimmer - Clutha River, Roxburgh, Central Otago

Wednesday 12 November 2008, 9:19AM
By New Zealand Police
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ROXBURGH

At about 3.15pm on 11/11/08 police were advised of a swimmer in the Clutha River near Roxburgh who had gone missing.

He had been swimming with a companion when he went under and failed to surface.

A search using jet boats and a helicopter has been conducted and the river flow at the Roxburgh dam was also reduced to assist.

The person has not been located.

The missing person is a 16 year old male.

Enquiries are being made in relation to next-of-kin.