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Police investigating body on Napier beach

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/11/2016

Helicopter rescue teams have retrieved a deceased man from the water along a Napier beach.

Responding to an alert from a member of the public just after 3pm, the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter sent a rescue swimmer into the surf off Marine Parade Beach where the man was spotted 20m from shore.

The deceased man was then winched aboard the chopper and flown to Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldier's Memorial Hospital.

Police are investigating the incident.

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