1 Jan 2016

Man drowns at Kaiate Falls, Bay of Plenty

6:21 pm on 1 January 2016

A man has drowned at Kaiate Falls in Bay of Plenty.

Police were alerted about 2pm this afternoon after the 29-year-old got into trouble at a swimming hole near the falls.

He died at the scene.

The death has been referred to the coroner.

The man's death was the eighth drowning this holiday period.