The body of a teenage boy has been found in Waikato River this afternoon, police say.
Police received reports that the teenager had jumped from a cliff and had failed to resurface shortly before 4pm.
A search and rescue operation was initiated involving all available police personnel, the Taupo Harbourmaster and the Taupo Rescue Helicopter.
The boy's body was found half an hour later, police said. The Police National Dive Squad is being called in to safely recover the body.
The squad is currently heading to Taupo from Wellington.
Police are liaising with the teen's family.
No further details about him or the circumstances that led to this tragedy are available at this time.
Local Iwi have been notified and are attending the scene.
The stretch of river at the boat harbour by Unison Park is a popular location for swimmers but can have a strong current.