Body found in Sounds

21:52, Dec 13 2013

A man whose body was found floating in Greville Harbour, D’Urville Island on Thursday afternoon has been identified as 82-year-old Donald Alastair MacKay.

A police spokeswoman said Mr MacKay was seen by witnesses cleaning the hull of his yacht, Nokomis, from a dinghy earlier that afternoon.

They later noticed the dinghy adrift with no one on board.

When the witnesses went to secure the dinghy back to Mr MacKay’s yacht, they found his body floating nearby.

The body was identified by a family member, and circumstances around the death did not appear to be suspicious, she said.

Mr Mackay lived on board the yacht in the Nelson-Marlborough area, she said.

 

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