Diver dies in Doubtful Sound, rescuers flown to hospital

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A man has died while diving at Fiordland's Doubtful Sound.

Doubtful Sound

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Two people who helped bring him to the surface near Bauza Island on Saturday were also flown to Invercargill Hospital as a precaution, police said.

Sergeant Tod Hollebon said three people from a party of nine on a boat had gone for a dive when the man got in trouble about 2pm.

A distress call managed to get a nearby boat with a doctor onboard to help, but despite CPR being performed on the diver, he died at the scene.

Police said the death had been referred to the coroner and support was being given to the man's family.

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