Camper Dies

The 16 year old teenager, a senior student from Kerikeru HS, was at a St John youth camp on Motutapu Island when he was airlifted to hospital and died of meningococcal disease.

The other 165 St John youth cadets who attended the camp returned safely to Auckland by ferry. There are an average of 29 cases of meningococcal disease annually in Auckland, numbers vary from seven to 47 in 2017.

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