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Second body found after diving mishap

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/06/2016

The body of a second diver who died while trying to help another diver in trouble has been recovered off the central Hawke's Bay coast.

Both men died at Pourerere Beach on Sunday afternoon.

Raymond John Cooper, 45, failed to resurface from a dive and his body was recovered on Sunday.

The police dive squad on Monday recovered the body of 44-year-old Waipukurau man Roger Francis Nathan.

He had entered the water in an attempt to help Mr Cooper, from Whakatu. The deaths have been referred to the coroner.

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