Location:

Bay of Plenty

Whakatane Police are investigating a sudden death that occurred last week on Moutohora Island, also known as Whale Island.

A man suffered injuries from a fall on the island on Thursday 4 April.

The 73-year-old was provided with first aid before he was flown to Tauranga Hospital where he later died.

The death is not being treated as suspicious however Police are currently investigating on behalf of the Coroner.

Worksafe New Zealand is also investigating.

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Issued by Police Media Centre