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One person dead in diving incident near Owaka Heads, Hinahina

A man has died following a South Otago diving incident near Owaka Heads, Hinahina on Sunday afternoon.

Police were called about 12pm after the diver became separated from others in his party.

A search was initiated and the man was found about 1.40pm.

"Sadly he was not able to be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene," police said in a statement.

The death will be referred to the coroner.