Man charged with manslaughter following boating incident in Tauranga

The view from Mount Maunganui in Tauranga.
The view from Mount Maunganui in Tauranga. Photo credit: File

A 44-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a boating incident in Tauranga last October.

The man appeared in Tauranga District Court on Wednesday morning and has been remanded on bail to appear again on May 20.

The charges relate to the death of Clayton Patrick Nathan-Graves, who was found dead on a boat following an incident in the Tauranga Harbour entrance on October 5, 2019. 

Western Bay of Plenty Police and Maritime New Zealand investigators launched an inquiry into Nathan-Graves' death. 

"Police and Maritime NZ would like to acknowledge the assistance received from the public following the incident and throughout the investigation," Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner, the Western Bay of Plenty area manager, said in a statement on Wednesday.  

As the matter is now before the courts, the police and Maritime New Zealand will not be making any further comment at this time. 

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