Police name man found dead on boat

The man's body was on this small boat, which ran aground near Mauao on Saturday morning. Photo: Cameron Avery/SunLive.

Police can now name the man found dead in the Tauranga Harbour entrance on Saturday.

He was Clayton Patrick Nathan-Graves, 29, from Pyes Pa.

"He was also known as Clayton Patrick Graves," says a police spokesperson.

"Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Mr Nathan-Graves’ death, alongside Maritime NZ.

"A number of people have contacted us following an appeal for witnesses and we’re grateful for their assistance.

"We would still like to hear from anyone operating a boat, fishing, or walking in the area between midnight Friday 4 October and 8am Saturday 5 October, who has not yet been in touch with us."

If you can help, please call 105.

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Posted on 09-10-2019 11:32 | By

Condolences to the family at this time of loss and grief.