18 Dec 2015

Death of 11 year old boy to be referred to the coroner

1:27 pm on 18 December 2015

The death of an 11 year old boy, while playing at a home north of Auckland, is being referred to the coroner.

Emergency services were called to the property in Gulf Harbour on Wednesday but were unable to revive the boy.

The police have now named him as Troy Spiers, aged 11, from Oamaru.

They have decribed his death as a tragic accident.