Man faces manslaughter charge after body found on a boat

2:40 pm on 6 May 2020

Police have today charged a 44-year-old man with manslaughter following a boating incident in Tauranga last October.

Tauranga Harbour

A manslaughter charge has been laid after an incident in the Tauranga Harbour entrance last October. Photo: 123RF

The man has appeared in the Tauranga District Court this morning and has been remanded on bail to appear again on 20 May.

The charges relate to the death of Clayton Patrick Nathan-Graves, who was found dead on a boat after an incident in the Tauranga Harbour entrance on 5 October 2019.

Western Bay of Plenty area manager: investigations, Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said police and Maritime New Zealand investigators made inquiries into Nathan-Graves' death.

He said police and Maritime NZ would like to thank the public for their help but there will be no further comment because the matter is now before the courts.