Person dies in diving incident at Pourerere Beach, Hawke's Bay

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A person is dead after a diving incident at Pourerere Beach on Friday morning. 

Police were called around 8:50am to the Hawke's Bay beach after witnesses said someone was in difficulty in the water. 

"Medical assistance was provided but the person sadly died at the scene," a police spokesperson says. 

The death will be referred to the Coroner.