Man drowns at Northland beach

Add a comment
Ocean Beach, Whangarei . Photo / Craig Potton
Ocean Beach, Whangarei . Photo / Craig Potton

A man, believed to be in his 70s, has drowned at Ocean Beach in Northland this afternoon.

Police, St John paramedics, a helicopter and firefighters from Whangarei Heads responded to a call for help at 3.19pm.

Northland St John boss Tony Devanney said his paramedics attempted resuscitation but could not save the man.

Police were speaking to the man's family and making arrangements to move the body and to inform the coroner.

- Northern Advocate

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 08 Dec 2016 01:56:53 Processing Time: 395ms