12 Feb 2015

Police name Whangarei fisherman found dead

6:10 pm on 12 February 2015

Police have named the fisherman found dead this week on a Whangarei harbour beach.

Whangarei Harbour

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He was Raymond Tiki, who was 67 and lived nearby.

Mr Tiki's body was found washed ashore on Tuesday morning, at Tamaterau, where he often fished.

He was clinging to a life jacket, and there was no sign of his boat.

Police found the dinghy this morning - sunk about 200 metres off-shore, still attached to a mooring.

A post-mortem confirmed Mr Tiki died by drowning.