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Update on water fatality in Opua

Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street, Whangärei
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 8.30am.

The deceased man was Joseph Reti from Waikare, Russell.

A salvage operation was carried out today to try and recover the dinghy, but was unsuccessful.

Police are 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 death.

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