Man dies despite water rescue off Wairarapa

7:06 pm on 31 July 2021

A man is dead despite efforts to save him in the water off the Wairarapa coast.

Castlepoint in the Wairarapa is known for its rough and isolated coast.

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Emergency services were notified of a person in the sea off Castlepoint shortly before 2pm.

Police say a rescue operation was launched and the man was recovered, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Police will enquire into the death on behalf of the coroner.

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