1 Jan 2014

Diver dies off Bay of Plenty coast

7:33 pm on 1 January 2014

Tauranga ambulance and rescue helicopter services say a diver has died in an accident near Motiti Island off the coast of Papamoa.

They say the helicopter was called after the man, who was diving with a group of friends, got into difficulties on Wednesday afternoon.

He is thought to be in his 40s and was unable to be revived.