A student has died while diving with a commercial diving
school near Huntly.
The Intueri Education Group, which runs the New Zealand
School of Commercial Diver Training, said an international
male student died during an assessment dive at the school's
lake-training facility in Lake Puketirini in Huntly yesterday
Police and ambulance staff were called to the incident.
"This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the
family of the diver, his friends, our staff and other
students," Intueri Education Group chief executive Rob Facer
"We will support them however we can."
A WorkSafe NZ spokesman confirmed it was investigating the
"We were notified of that yesterday. We sent out an
No further details were available as the investigation was
pending, he said.