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A community on edge. A debacle of a police investigation. And a father who won’t give up.

The Boy in the Water is a podcast series about a small town in the deep south of New Zealand harbouring a big mystery.

After the lifeless body of three-year-old Lachie Jones is found floating in Gore’s sewage oxidation pond, police rule his death a tragic accident. But nothing is what it seems.

Newsroom’s investigations editor Melanie Reid unravels the case – and the secrets – in an attempt to find out what really happened to little Lachie Jones.

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