Feb 18 - A man died while diving at an isolated Central
Hawke's Bay beach last night.
The man, thought to be in his 30s, got into trouble between
Pourerere and Aramoana, about 40km southeast of Waipawa, and
was pulled from the water by his diving partner.
They drove some 4km along the beach to Pourerere Beach
Caravan Park and raised the alarm.
Ambulance central-east acting district operations manager
John Plastow said an ambulance had to park at the caravan
park and paramedics were driven to the scene in a 4WD.
Police, three fire crews, and a nurse living in the area also
made there way to the scene in the dark.
When paramedics arrived the man was not breathing and
attempts to resuscitate him failed.
It was thought he had drowned.
The death has been referred to the coroner.