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Police name man who died after lake incident

Police name man who died after lake incident

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 3:42pm

Bay of Plenty

The man who died after being pulled unconscious from Lake Taupo yesterday can now be named as 21-year-old Sidhant Sharma.

Mr Sharma was an Indian National who was studying in New Zealand and had been staying in Rotorua.


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Earlier Man pulled from lake Taupo has died

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 2:47pm

Bay of Plenty

A man who was pulled unconscious from Lake Taupo yesterday afternoon has died.

The 21-year-old man was on a privately owned boat with three other people who were family and friends. At approximately 2.30pm during a swim in the lake he failed to resurface.

He was pulled from the water and the boat made a mayday call while an overseas tourist, who saw they were in need of assistance, swam to the boat and performed CPR. The boat then motored to shore to meet the ambulance. Last night the man was transferred to Waikato Hospital where he died this morning.

The man will be named once police are satisfied that his next of kin are aware.

The matter will be referred to the Coroner.

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