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Death at Onemana Beach

26 December, 2019
Surf Life Saving New Zealand acknowledges death at Onemana Beach, Coromandel Peninsula.

Just before 3pm on Thursday December 26, 2019, seasonally employed and off-duty volunteer Surf Lifeguards from Surf Life Saving New Zealand were called to two men caught in a rip at Onemana Beach, on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The incident occurred at a lifeguarded beach, but outside of the flagged area.

It is understood the men went swimming north of the patrolled area and got into difficulty.

Seasonally employed Surf Lifeguards from Onemana Surf Life Saving Club were alerted and a Surf Lifeguard responded. He swam out to the two men and brought them in to shore and began CPR on one of them.

He was joined by two other seasonally employed Surf Lifeguards and an off-duty volunteer Surf Lifeguard.

CPR was carried out for 15 minutes by the Surf Lifeguards, assisted by off-duty medical personnel, until an ambulance arrived. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this time.

Surf Life Saving NZ also acknowledges the Surf Lifeguards and the members of the public who were called to the scene and assisted.

The incident has been referred to the coroner and Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s Coastal Safety team will work with emergency services to establish the circumstances.

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