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Double diving tragedy in Hawke's Bay

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/06/2016

A diver and a person who went to help have both died in Hawke's Bay.

The diver failed to surface near the Pourerere coast on Sunday afternoon, police say.

Police and search and rescue volunteers searched and the diver's body was found a couple of hours later.

A person who went to help also died at the scene after receiving medical treatment.

They were not a member of the official search team.

Police are offering their deepest condolences to the families and friends of both divers.

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