A man is believed to have drowned in Whakatane's Awatapu
A St John Ambulance northern communication centre
spokesperson confirmed they attended an incident at the
lagoon about 3.45pm today.
The spokesperson confirmed a male was dead on arrival at the
A person living nearby the lagoon, who did not wish to be
named, said he had been told by others a man on a motorised
scooter had ended up in the water.
About 6pm a crane lifted a motorised scooter from the lagoon
and put it on a tow truck. Police are still at the scene.
- Rotorua Daily Post