Tourists saved three local teenagers from being swept away when they raised the alarm moments before flood water was spilled from Aratiatia Dam. Three 17-year-old locals had passed warning signs last Tuesday to swim in the narrow Waikato River gorge below the dam. Mercury cancelled its 4pm dam spill just moments before 90,000 litres of water per second was due to be released down the gorge, transforming it into raging rapids.For more on this story visit Taupo Times.

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