Update on water fatality in Opua
Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street,
Monday January 13, 2013
Police have released
the name of the 68-year-old man who died following a boating
accident in the Bay of Islands yesterday.
The man was
thrown from his dinghy following a collision with a 42'
yacht, which occurred as the yacht was coming in to Opua at
The deceased man was Joseph Reti from Waikare,
A salvage operation was carried out today to try
and recover the dinghy, but was unsuccessful.
continuing with their investigation into the cause of the
accident and a post mortem is being carried out to determine
the cause of the man's
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