Man dies after falling from kayak near Whangarei

A man has died after falling from a kayak in Tutukaka east of Whangarei this evening.

At about 5pm he was seen struggling in the water and raised a distress flag just south of North Gable, police said in a statement.

Police and other emergency services were alerted and the man was found in a serious condition, and rescued by Coast Guard.

CPR was carried out, but the man in his 50s, sadly died at the scene.

Source: 1 NEWS