Three dead in separate water incidents in 24 hours
Three people have died in separate water incidents in the North Island overnight.
In Upper Hutt, a swimmer died after failing to resurface at Hutt River, Kaitoke Regional Park.
Police said they were called to Waterworks Road about 12.15am.
A blessing of the site will take place later this morning.
The death will be referred to the Coroner.
Further north in Bay of Plenty's Ōpōtiki, a man died following a water incident about 7pm at Cape Runaway.
In South Auckland's Pukekohe, a person also died after a water incident about 9.30pm.
In all the incidents, the people were pulled from the water but were not able to be revived.