Drowning & Water Rescue North of Maunganui Bluff
Drowning & Water Rescue, West Coast, North of Maunganui Bluff
Shortly before 2:00pm yesterday emergency services responded to a water rescue, on the west-coast, north of the Maunganui Bluff.
Three males got into difficulty whilst land-based fishing.
As a result two males were located/recovered. One was in a critical condition and was flown to hospital by the Northland Emmergency Services Trust rescue helicopter.
The other male died at the scene.
The Police Search and Rescue team responded to the scene to locate the third missing male.
The search is continuing today to locate the missing man.
At this stage the names and ages of the parties involved will not be released.