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Drowning at Tutukaka today

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Source: New Zealand Police

Source: New Zealand Police

A man fell from a kayak in Tutukaka east of Whangarei at about 5pm this evening.

He was seen struggling in the water and raised a distress flag just south of the North Gable.

Police, and other emergency services were alerted and the man was located in a serious condition and rescued by Coast Guard a short time later.

CPR was carried out, but the man, aged in his 50s sadly died at the scene.

Police extend their sympathy to his family at this tragic time.


Issued by Police Media Centre


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