Drowning at Kawakawa Bay, Counties Manukau
Drowning at Kawakawa Bay, Counties
Early yesterday morning, a small fishing
boat with several occupants launched from Kawakawa Bay in
the south of Auckland heading towards Ponui Island.
some distance away from the ramp, the boat then headed back
to shore due to heavy seas. The boat ran out of gas at
about 70 metres from the ramp at which time one of the
occupants jumped into the water in an effort to swim
Although he had a lifejacket on, he was seen by
some neighbours and bystanders to be struggling.
people on shore saw him and swam out in a bid to bring him
By then he has been in the water for up to 15
minutes and was deceased.
On shore, he was confirmed
deceased by Ambulance.
The deceased is a 54 year old male
and Police are still working to confirm his identity and
advise his family.
It is anticipated that details of the
deceased will be released later
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