Body identified as man who was living on yacht

02:03, Dec 16 2013

The man whose body was found in Greville Harbour, D'Urville Island, has been named as Donald Alastair MacKay.

Mr MacKay, 82, lived aboard his yacht Nokomis in the Nelson-Marlborough area, police said today.

Witnesses reported having seen Mr MacKay in a dinghy cleaning the hull of his yacht on Thursday afternoon. Later they noticed his dinghy adrift with no-one on board.

They went to secure the dinghy to Nokomis and discovered Mr MacKay's body floating nearby. It was identified by a family member.

Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.


The Nelson Mail