Body identified as man who was living on yacht

Last updated 12:00 14/12/2013

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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.

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- The Nelson Mail

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