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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can now confirm the names of the three people who died following a boating incident in the Manukau Harbour on 16th October 2021.

They were Niveth Boutsady, aged 70, Mongkhon Wongmongkhon, aged 61, and Udom Roopsom, aged 54.

Police are supporting their families during this distressing time.

The sole survivor has been discharged from hospital.

He is also being provided with support and has provided information that will be used to assist our investigation.

Police are into the early stages of an investigation to establish how this tragedy occurred and the matter will ultimately be referred to the Coroner.

We are working with TAIC and Maritime NZ to understand the factors that caused this accident.

ENDS

Nick Baker/NZ Police

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