Man dies following kayaking incident

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A man has died following a kayaking incident on the Tongariro River today.

Emergency services responded to a report of a person missing in the water around 10:20am today near the Waikato Falls.

"An operation to rescue the man was launched however his body was located in the water around 12:40pm," says a police spokesperson.

"Efforts by Police and the LandSAR Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (RARO) to retrieve the body are underway.

"There is no further information available at this time."

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