Visitors urged to stay safe at Hunua Falls

Publish Date : 29 Mar 2016
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Auckland Council is reminding people that the Hunua Falls pose several risks to members of the public due to sharp drops in depth and can be an unsafe place for swimmers as the falls have swift currents.

The council regularly reviews safety measures in place at the falls, and in the past has installed detailed signage and supplied Angel Rings (life rings) to be available on site for visitors to use.

Auckland Council staff are assisting the police in their investigations after a 13-year-old went missing at the falls yesterday and is the second person to have drowned at the falls in as many weeks.

“Our thoughts are with the family during this tragedy,” Mace Ward, General Manager for Parks, Sport & Recreation, says. “We will work with the police and Watersafe NZ on their investigations and on reviewing the site.”

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