24 Mar 2017

Kayaker found dead off Omaha Beach

7:17 pm on 24 March 2017

A fisherman has been found dead in the water off Omaha Beach, north of Auckland.

Police were alerted just before 11am that a man did not return from fishing in his kayak.

A helicopter crew found his body floating.

Police said the man wore a lifejacket and the sea was calm.

It appeared the man, aged 79, suffered a medical event, they said.