A man, believed to be in his 70s, has drowned at Ocean Beach
in Northland this afternoon.
Police, St John paramedics, a helicopter and firefighters
from Whangarei Heads responded to a call for help at 3.19pm.
Northland St John boss Tony Devanney said his paramedics
attempted resuscitation but could not save the man.
Police were speaking to the man's family and making
arrangements to move the body and to inform the coroner.
- Northern Advocate