Another murder mystery in Waikato River?
Posted by te2ataria on January 10, 2016
Another man drowns in “ankle-deep water”
A 42-year-old man who drowned while swimming in the Waikato River near Hammond Park was reportedly found lying face down in ankle-deep water.
Police were called to the river off Malcolm St in the Riverlea area of Hamilton on Saturday about 4.50pm, according to reports.
“There were people who were watching him… He appeared not to be distressed. Then he reached reasonably close, the shallower part of the river or was approaching the shallower part of the river, so people kind of took their eyes off him,” said Senior Sergeant Pete van de Wetering of the Waikato District Command Centre.
“Within a couple of minutes… he had sort of submerged. “http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/75749844/man-drowns-in-waikato-river
Also on Saturday…
Auckland man’s body recovered from Coromandel stream
Police said the 32-year-old Auckland man set out canyoning by himself on Saturday near Table Mountain, Thames.
“He came into grief in a river,” said Senior Segreant Rupert Friend of Waikato Police.
[The “river” is actually a stream with less than 8 inches of water. And Senior Segreant Rupert didn’t say how he knew details of the dead man’s “grief”.] http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75602873/auckland-mans-body-recovered-from-coromandel-stream