Name Released Of Fisherman Swept Down River
Title: Name Released Of Fisherman Swept Down River
fisherman who died after being swept down the Motu River has
been formally identified as Benjamin Robert Tekira, aged 41
from Waimana, near Whakatane.
Mr Tekira was fishing when
it appears he attempted to cross the river. His body was
discovered several hours later by family members on the
Currents and sea surf in the Bay of Plenty remain
strong today and police urge extra caution to be taken in
and around water.
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