Man who died while free diving in Wellington named

2:02 pm on 26 December 2018

The man who died while diving off the Wellington coast on Christmas Eve has been named.

He was 58-year-old Gary Hibbs, from Upper Hutt.

Emergency services were called to Seatoun on Monday shortly after 4pm when the man - who it's believed was free diving - was pulled from the water unconscious.

Police have referred the death to the coroner.