Bay of Plenty

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.

Issued by Police Media Team