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.
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