Search on for swimmer missing in Waikato River

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Searchers are trying to find a swimmer missing in the Waikato River.

Auckland, New Zealand - October 10, 2019 : Close up of a New Zealand police officer's uniform and badge

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Police say emergency services received a report of a missing swimmer shortly after 6pm.

Police are coordinating the search.

They say initial reports indicate a group of four people went into the water but only three returned to shore.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew has not found any sign, and searches by boat and jet ski downriver towards Claudelands Bridge were continuing until dark.

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