Person dead after water incident at Matapōuri north of Whangarei

Sandy Bay.
Sandy Bay. Photo credit: Google Maps.

A person has died after a water incident north of Whangarei.

Police were called to Sandy Bay near Matapōuri at 4:30pm on Friday where St John say there was a water incident.

Three ambulances attended the scene and one patient was treated. No transport was required.

Police have since confirmed that one person died. Their death has been referred to the Coroner.