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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can now release the name of the child who died following a water-related incident in Napier on Friday.

He was Te Karauna Waihirere Manawa Tua Tahi o Te Ora Tamaiti Te Rangi Issac Jerricoh Warren-Whakamoe, 5, of Ahuriri.

Police’s thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family, who have requested privacy at this difficult time.

Police will continue to make enquiries on behalf of the Coroner to establish how this tragedy occurred and are focused on supporting the family.

As the matter has been referred to the Coroner, Police are unable to comment further regarding the cause of death.


Issued by Police Media Centre