Fisherman dies in Ruakaka

A fisherman has died in the Bream Bay area south of Whangārei.

Police say they were alerted about 7am after a water incident at Ruakaka.

A fisherman appeared to get into difficulty while retrieving fishing nets and died at the scene.

A St John spokeswoman said another person was transported to Northland Base Hospital in a moderate condition.

- The Northern Advocate

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