6 Jan 2009

Fatal diving accident

2:42 pm on 6 January 2009

A man is dead after a diving accident in the Far North.

The Whangaroa Coastguard says it was alerted by a passing vessel to a diver who was in trouble.

The Coastguard says an ambulance and doctor met the boat when it arrived back. The man was given oxygen and CPR, but could not be revived.

He had been diving near the Whangaroa Big Gamefish Club headquarters.