Man who died in boating accident named

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Police have released the name of the man who died following a boating incident near Onemana, yesterday.

He was 73-year-old Alwyn Keith Klein, known as Keith, of Whangamata.

Our thoughts are with Keith’s family and friends, police say.

His death has been referred to the Coroner.

Around 1pm yesterday emergency services responded to a report of two people being found near Pokohino Beach, Onemana, having been earlier involved in a boating incident.

One person was sadly found deceased, while the other was airlifted from the area in a moderate condition.

Pokohino Beach is located between Whangamata and Pauanui on the Coromandel peninsula.

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