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Lake Taupō deaths not suspicious, police say

The deaths of two people found alongside Lake Taupō yesterday are not suspicious, police say.

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Officers have been combing the area around a popular geothermal hotspot. Source: 1 NEWS

Police were called to the scene at about 7am after a member of the public had found two bodies near Mere Road, Lake Taupō.

Following a post mortem examination today, police were able to confirm the deaths were not suspicious.

Discovery of two bodies found on Taupō lakefront 'devastating', mayor says

Yesterday, Taupō Mayor David Trewavas said the news of the deaths have saddened those in the community.

"To have this unfold is just tragic, our hearts and mind and the community and [its] feelings are with the families at this time," he said.

The deaths will be referred to the Coroner.