20 Aug 2010

Wairoa man found in ditch dies

5:16 pm on 20 August 2010

A man found lying in a ditch in Wairoa earlier in the week has died in Hawke's Bay hospital.

The 19-year-old was seen wandering around in a distressed state near the Lambton Square Memorial park on Tuesday morning, shortly before he collapsed.

He was admitted to hospital suffering head injuries.

A spokesperson for the district health board says the man died from a spontaneous brain haemorrhage, which was the result of a medical condition.