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Man drowns retrieving wallet in Auckland

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 27/11/2016
Tamaki Drive, Auckland © Wikimedia Commons Tamaki Drive, Auckland

An elderly man has drowned at an Auckland bay while apparently trying to retrieve his wallet.

Police say the man fell into the water off Tamaki Drive, near Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, at about 9am on Sunday. They believe he had been trying to get his wallet back after dropping it.

His body has now been recovered and police are notifying his next of kin.

The death has been referred to the coroner.

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