19 Jan 2014

Man dies free diving in Wellington

6:06 pm on 19 January 2014

A man has died after getting into difficulty while free diving off Opau Bay, near Wellington.

Wellington Free Ambulance was called to the scene about 11.30am on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the service says the man was airlifted to Wellington Hospital by the Westpac Rescue helicopter in a critical condition.

He died a short time later in the emergency department of the Hospital.

It's not yet clear how the diver got into difficulty in the water.