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Man drowns at Ruakaka beach

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 10:45am
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 7am. (Photo / File)
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 7am. (Photo / File)

Man drowns at Ruakaka beach

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 10:45am

A fisherman has died in the Bream Bay area south of Whangārei.

Police say they were called to the scene after a water incident at Ruakaka this morning.

They were called shortly after 7am after a fisherman appeared to get into difficulty while retrieving fishing nets.

The man died at the scene.

Another person was taken to Whangārei Hospital.

A St John spokeswoman said the patient was transported to Northland Base Hospital in a moderate condition