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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can now confirm that the male surfer involved in an incident at Eastbourne on Saturday has died as the result of a medical event that occurred on the water.

He was Matthew Conrad Hayes, aged 43, of Lower Hutt.

Mr Hayes’ family wish to thank emergency services for their efforts.

Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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