SLSNZ Acknowledges Fatality at Kariaotahi Beach, WaiukuTuesday, 28 December 2021
On the 26th of December, Kariaotahi Lifeguards were notified of a person in distress North of the flagged swimming area.
An adult male was pulled from the water and Lifeguards performed CPR until St Johns Paramedics arrived and declared the patient deceased. Police also attended the tragic incident.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who died at this sad and difficult time. We would also like to thank the Kariaotahi Lifeguards involved and the Emergency Service personnel who attended the scene.