Man dies after being found unconscious on street

A man has died after being found unconscious in downtown Auckland.

Emergency services were called to the corner of Victoria St West and Queen St just after 6am today.

A St John spokesman said one person was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

Police later confirmed the patient was a man, and by the time officers arrived at the hospital he had died.

They are making inquiries to formally identify him.

A New Zealand Herald reporter at the scene said paramedics carried out CPR on the man for some time before putting him into a waiting ambulance.

St John said it appeared he had suffered a medical event.

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