One dead following water incident in Whakatane

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One person has died following a water-related incident at Whakatane Heads this afternoon.

Emergency services were advised of the incident shortly after 2pm.

“We were advised that a person had been pulled from the water in a critical condition,” says a police spokesperson.

“Medical attention was administered but the person died at the scene.”

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