Police name Waikato River drowning victim

Police name Waikato River drowning victim Mercury Energy is reviewing its procedures to see if there is any way of improving safety after a woman was swept to her death on the Waikato River this afternoon. Four people in their early 20s were swimming in the river when the Aratiatia spillway …

New Zealand Herald

Swimmer killed after gates opened at 78-MW Aratiatia hydroelectric facility in New Zealand

A young woman swimming in the river immediately downstream from the 78-MW Aratiatia hydroelectric facility was swept away and killed when the dam’s floodgates were opened Feb. 6. Warning signs are in place to alert the public about discharges through …

HydroWorld

Woman who died in Waikato River named

Police have named a young woman who died when she was swept down the Waikato River yesterday. She is Rachael Louise De Jong, of Auckland. De Jong was swimming with a group of friends near the Aratiatia Dam when they were swept down the river.

New Zealand Herald

Woman drowns in Waikato River

A young woman has drowned after been swept down the Waikato River with three others this afternoon. Police said the woman was swimming with a group of friends – two other women and a man – when the Aratiatia Dam opened, causing the water to rise …

Radio New Zealand

Waikato River swimmer dies after dam gates open

An Auckland woman aged in her early 20s has been identified as the person who died after being swept down the Waikato River, near Aratiatia Dam, 16km north of Taupo today. The Waikato River. Source: 1 NEWS. Four people, aged in their early 20s, were …

TVNZ

Police name Waikato River drowning victim

Police have revealed the identity of a young Auckland woman who was swept down the Waikato River north of Taupo when the Aratiatia Dam floodgates opened. She was 21-year-old Rachael Louise De Jong. Police say the death has been reported to the …

Newshub

Young Auckland woman, 21, named as Waikato drowning victim

The young woman swept to her death when floodgates opened on the Waikato River knew missing 21-year-old Carrisa Avison. Police last night named 21-year-old Rachael De Jong as the victim of Monday’s river tragedy. A week before her tragic death De …

New Zealand Herald

Rachael Louise De Jong swept away and drowns in NZ’s Waikato River

THIS chilling image shows four women stranded on a rock in rapids seconds before a dam’s floodgates were opened, sweeping one of the girls to her death. The Sun reports that the group were reportedly seen holding selfie sticks when the five minute …

NEWS.com.au

Up to four swept down Waikato River

UPDATE 3.30pm: One person has died following four people being swept down the Waikato River near Taupo earlier today. The three other people involved are safe and well and Victim Support services are being provided. Police are now in the process of …

SunLive

Name release – Waikato River drowning

Police can now release the name of the person killed when they were swept down the Waikato River near Aratiatia Dam/Aratiatia Rapids, north of Taupo on Monday 6 February. She was 21-year-old Rachael Louise De Jong of Auckland. The death of Ms De …

Scoop.co.nz (press release)

New Zealand student swept to her death by dam water seconds after posing for selfies in river

A student was swept away to her death by fast-flowing dam water moments after posing for selfies in a New Zealand river. Rachael Louise De Jong was left stranded on a rock with three friends as water rose around them on the Waikato River. The four

Evening Standard