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Sudden death, Mikonui River, West Coast

Mikonui River news

A man has died at the Mikonui River, south of Ross, yesterday afternoon.

About 11am yesterday, Police received a report that a man had gone into the river while mustering cattle and had not resurfaced.

A search team, including Police staff and Police Search and Rescue personnel, LandSAR, Surf Lifesaving, Swift Water Rescue, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and a local helicopter were deployed to search in the isolated location.

Sadly a Swift Water Rescue team located him deceased late in the afternoon about 12km from where he entered the water.

Police would like to thank the search team for their response today.

The man’s death will be referred to the Coroner.

Image credit: Krzysztof Golik, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Source:NZ Police

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  1. It is a bit misleading to call this a ‘sudden death’ when that term now has a different meaning relating to Covid vaccine. I don’t like this kind of bait labelling, this is what msm does to get clicks. Following this logic every accident would be sudden death. DT is better than this.

    • Hi there Tiffany – We did not write the headline. It is the exact headline from the press release distributed by the police about the incident. There must be a reason why the police used this headline, but it would not be appropriate to speculate why until they release further information.

      • Thanks for your explanation, apologies – I thought is was written by DT. This could be one way to confuse things and undermine the very real issue of suđen death post vaccination, so that people get even more confused.Hope I’m wrong.

        • You are absolutely correct to raise awareness of the issue of confusion tactics and it’s something we are keeping a close eye on.


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