28 Mar 2016

Fisherman drowns off Kaikoura coast

12:54 pm on 28 March 2016

A man has drowned after being swept out to sea while fishing at the Clarence river mouth in Kaikoura.

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Emergency services were alerted just before 10am today after the 50-year-old was hit by a wave and washed away while fishing with a friend.

He was seen floating for some time, before disappearing.

His body has been recovered by a local fisherman and returned to Kaikoura.