Near drowning victim discharged from hospital

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Police pack up the belongings of a man who is believed to have suffered a heart attack while snorkeling at Pilot Bay.
Police pack up the belongings of a man who is believed to have suffered a heart attack while snorkeling at Pilot Bay.

The man pulled from water and saved by bystanders at Pilot Bay last week has left Tauranga Hospital.

A hospital spokesman said the 67-year-old was discharged on January 10 to a private medical facility.

The Hamilton man had been snorkeling when it is believed he suffered a heart attack.

His body was found floating in the water and was pulled ashore, where bystanders and later paramedics performed CPR.

The man was in a critical condition at Tauranga Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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