19 Feb 2011

Young man drowns at Ohope

5:49 pm on 19 February 2011

Police in Whakatane say a 22-year-old man has drowned at Ohope beach in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

The man was boogie boarding with a friend when he got into trouble about 12.30pm on Saturday.

He was found lying face-down in the water; emergency services were unable to revive him.