24 Oct 2011

Labour Day drowning toll expected to reach 4

10:33 pm on 24 October 2011

Two people have drowned on Monday, with fears held for two others.

Police say a 42-year-old Polynesian man drowned on Port Waikato on Monday afternoon.

Two other friends also netting with him are presumed to have drowned and a search will resume at first light on Tuesday.

An Asian man in his mid-20s drowned while snorkelling on Goat Island in the Rodney district.