4 Dec 2017

Name released after body found in Tauranga Harbour

2:29 pm on 4 December 2017

A man who died in Tauranga Harbour on Saturday afternoon has been named.

A police car outside a cordon in South Auckland

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

He was Gregory Dean Bunyan, 55, from Hamilton.

Mr Bunyan's body was recovered by the Coastguard from near the entrance to the harbour after a member of the public found an un-manned boat floating nearby.

Police said the matter appeared to be a tragic accident and had been referred to the coroner.