A 21-year-old man is dead after a tragic fishing trip on Friday.
The body of the Naweni farmer of Cakaudrove was found by his companion.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the report yesterday, saying the deceased was found floating in Dromuninuku waters.
"The man had speared a stingray and went 60 feet under water with the sting ray when the cord of the spear gun got tangled in a reef," Ms Naisoro said.
"He was later found by his companion lying motionless and his body was taken to the Savusavu Hospital with the help of two workers from the China Railway First Group (Ltd).
"The deceased was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors at the Savusavu Hospital," Ms Naisoro said.
She said a post-mortem examination would be conducted to determine the cause of death.
The diving mishap is the fifth case of its kind for the Northern Division in a period of two weeks.
Last week, the Department of Fisheries expressed concern over burn reports of divers.
The first four cases were reports from the province of Bua where two divers were airlifted to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital. The other two were admitted to the Labasa Hospital. All were diving for beche-de-mer.
Divisional fisheries officer north Gerald Billings has warned diving companies to properly train their divers before sending them out to sea.