30 Dec 2015

Names of two drowned Chinese visitors released

12:38 pm on 30 December 2015

The names of two Chinese visitors who drowned at Ruapuke Beach near Raglan on Christmas day have been released.

Police said they were Xia Lui, 38, and Ji Shun Li, 33. Both were living in Hamilton on work visas working on an engineering project.

Sergeant Craig Lindstrom said police had been working with various parties, including the Chinese consulate in Auckland, to return the bodies home.