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One dead after Ruakaka rescue

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/01/2017

A man is dead after an attempt to check a crab pot when horribly wrong off a Northland beach.

Police say the man from Auckland was one of three people who were trying to check a crab pot off Ruakaka Beach when they were swept out to sea shortly before 6pm.

All three were found and ferried to shore but despite attempts to revive him the man died at the scene. The two others rescued were receiving medical treatment.

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