One person dies in water-related incident, Whakatāne

Whakatane Heads.
Whakatane Heads. Photo credit: Google Maps

A person has died following a water-related incident at Whakatāne Heads in the Bay of Plenty.

The person was pulled from the water in a critical condition shortly after 2pm on Tuesday.

A police spokesperson confirmed that medical attention was administered but the individual died at the scene.

What caused the person's death remains unclear.