Body recovered from BOP crash

The police dive squad recovered a body around 10pm. File photo.

A body has been recovered from the scene of a serious crash in Waiotahe, near Opotiki.

Emergency services were advised around 11.10am on Monday, that a truck and trailer had gone off State Highway 2 and into a river near Toone and Ruatuna roads, says a police spokesperson.

"The body was recovered by the Police Dive Squad about 10.10pm.

"The road will be closed from 10.30am today to enable the truck to be removed."

The serious crash unit is investigating the crash.

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