Man dead after being retrieved from river mouth

3:44 pm on 25 June 2017

A man who was fishing in Bay of Plenty has died after being pulled from the water by members of the public.

Police outside a property in Taharoa

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police said they were called to Paengaroa about 1.30pm.

They said a man was pulled from the waters at the Kaituna River mouth.

Members of the public performed CPR, but the man could not be revived.

Police are investigating the cause of death.