A man has died following a diving incident in South Otago this afternoon, police have confirmed.
Police said they were called at about 12pm after a diver became separated from others in his party at Owaka Heads near Hinahina today.
A search was initiated soon after and the man was found around 1:40pm.
Police said despite revival attempts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The death is the second water-related fatality of the Christmas and New Years holiday period after a person died following a diving incident on Christmas Bay at Pourerere Beach in Hawke's Bay.
Today's death has been referred to the coroner.