Man dies in Tarawera river

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 A man attempting to abscond police has died in Tarawera River.

A police spokesperson says the 24-year-old man with a warrant to arrest was sighted in Kawerau at about about 1.30pm yesterday.

The man fled from Police and ran toward Tarawera River.

He jumped into the water where he quickly got into difficulty.

Police pulled him out and conducted CPR, however the man died at the scene.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death is underway.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has been notified.

Further details will be released when available.

Sam Gardner