8 Feb 2014

Man killed in boat accident named

8:15 pm on 8 February 2014

Police have named the man who died in a boating accident off the Tutukaka coast in Northland.

Bruce Porter, who was 56, was hit by a commercial dive boat's propeller at the Poor Knights Islands on Friday evening.

Mr Porter died before he was reached by the coastguard and Northland's rescue helicopter.

Police have reported the death to Maritime New Zealand and are investigating the accident for the coroner.