Students told to support each other after tragedy
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 7:01a.m.
Students at Spotswood College in New Plymouth are being urged to watch out for each other in the wake of last week's rock climbing tragedy.
Seventeen-year-old students Stephen Kahukaka-Gedye and Felipe Melo, and rock climbing instructor Bryce Jourdain, 42, were swept into rough seas at Paritutu on Wednesday.
The two boys were swept into the sea and the instructor jumped into the water to help them.
Police say the search for the three is now a body recovery operation and there is no chance of the missing trio being found alive.
Principal Mark Bowden says it's been a traumatic time.
“We’ve asked the kids to dob each other in if they are at all concerned about each other, we have been getting bucketloads of support from around the country, it’s quite humbling.”
Police say the bodies could wash up on local beaches.
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