Man killed on Moutohora Island named

Police can now release the name of the man who died on Moutohora Island, also known as Whale Island, last Thursday 4 April.

He was 73-year-old Lionel Nowell of Whakatane.

Police extend their sympathies to Mr Nowell’s family at this difficult time.

Police and Worksafe New Zealand are investigating the circumstances of the death.