A man has died following a kayaking incident on the Tongariro River today.
Emergency services responded to a report of a person missing in the water around 10:20am today near the Waikato Falls.
"An operation to rescue the man was launched however his body was located in the water around 12:40pm," says a police spokesperson.
"Efforts by Police and the LandSAR Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (RARO) to retrieve the body are underway.
"There is no further information available at this time."