A Hawke's Bay man who shot himself in the chest with a nail
gun yesterday has died.
The 31-year-old was airlifted to hospital with a punctured
lung following the incident at a Waipukurau rural property
It is believed the man was accidentally injured while he was
building on a rural property at Hatuma.
He was seriously injured, and died in Hawke's Bay Hospital
this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.
"The family have requested complete privacy, and have asked
that the media not contact them or their extended family so
they can be allowed time to grieve," she said.
His death has been referred to the coroner.