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Man dies after water incident at Ocean Beach, Tairua

Man dies after water incident at Ocean Beach, Tairua

Posted February 25, 2019
Emergency Services , Media Release

Media Release: NZ Police

A tourist from the United Kingdom died at Ocean Beach in Tairua yesterday.

Andrew Massey, aged 68, from Kent, had been swimming with family members when he got into trouble in the water shortly before 6 pm.

Mr Massey was brought to shore and CPR was attempted but sadly he was unable to be resuscitated.

Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

Mr Massey’s death will be referred to the Coroner.