The two people that died in a crash at Lake Rotomā on Saturday have been named by police.

Bibi Ali of Ranui and David Alexander Fawcett Jarden of Totara Heights died after a single-vehicle collision along State Highway 30.

Emergency services were first called to the scene at Ōtangiwai Point on State Highway 30, east of Rotorua, at 12.40pm on Saturday.

There they found that a silver Mercedes Benz had plunged into Lake Rotomā.

Two Māori wardens spent 15 hours at the lake from…

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