Death at Kairaki Beach as car drives into water

Author
NZ Newswire ,
Section
Emergency,
Publish Date
Saturday, 23 September 2017, 8:19AM
A person has died after a car went into the water at Kairaki Beach in Canterbury on Friday night (File photo)
A person has died after a car went into the water at Kairaki Beach in Canterbury on Friday night (File photo)

A person has died after a car went into the water at Kairaki Beach in Canterbury on Friday night.

A car was seen going into the water at about 9.45pm on Friday, and was fully submerged by the time emergency services arrived.

The driver of the car was found dead a short time later.

The driver's body was recovered by police and work is under way on Saturday to notify next of kin.

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