Tributes are flowing for a teenager who tragically died after jumping from a bridge – and popular swimming spot – in Raglan today.
The 16-year-old, who is yet to be named by authorities, was among a group of teenagers jumping from Te Kopua Bridge.
Friends and family members have begun paying tribute to the young man, who many acknowledge was a nice, happy kid who enjoyed the water.
One teen wrote: “Bro, I know we weren’t very good friends, but I know we were close enough for me to call you a brother. Haere atu ra my brother. We will miss you.”
A relative said she was “hurting hard” following the news of her young cousin’s sudden death.
“You will always be in my heart, cousin … Love you forever.”
The boy died after he was struck by another bridge jumper and became submerged.
See NZ Herald