Man dies following unknown circumstances

The man was pronounced dead when he arrived at Rotorua Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Bay of Plenty Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 69-year-old man.

Around 3.25am on Wednesday, the man was transported to Rotorua Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

As part of inquiries into the death, an address in Reeve Road, Owhata was examined by Police last night, says Detective Inspector Mark Loper.

Further inquiries are being undertaken today.

“A post-mortem examination will take place in Auckland today to determine the exact cause of the man’s death.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Reeve Road and Brent Roads in the early hours of Wednesday morning, who may have seen anything suspicious or unusual.”

If you have information for Police, please contact your local Police station.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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