English tourist drowns at Ocean Beach, Tairua

Ocean Beach, Tairua.
Ocean Beach, Tairua. Photo credit: Google Maps

An English tourist drowned at a Coromandel beach on Saturday, police have revealed.

Andrew Massey, who lived in Kent, went to Ocean Beach in Tairua as part of a trip to New Zealand.

The 68-year-old got into trouble while he was swimming with his family just before 6pm. He was brought to shore where CPR was attempted.

Unfortunately, he was unable to be resuscitated and died at the beach.

Police have offered their condolences to Mr Massey's family and loved ones, and his death has been referred to the Coroner.

In October, a man drowned at nearby Hot Water Beach while he was trying to save a struggling child.


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