Boy dies following incident in Opotiki

A 16-year-old has died following an incident in Opotiki on the weekend.

Two boys were injured in a fall on the old Opotiki School grounds n Saturday at about 8.40pm.

They were taken to hospital, one in a critical condition and one in a serious condition, says a police spokesperson.

"Last night one of the boys died from his injuries.

"He was Te Hawiki Hona Kiri-Te Amo (known as Hawiki). He was 16 years-old from Christchurch.

"Our thoughts are with Hawiki's family and friends at this difficult time."

His death has been referred to the Coroner.


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