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Updated: Te Anau Boat Race Ends in Tragedy (man named)

Nov 05, 2017
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Name release – Lake Te Anau death ”

Southern Police can now release the name of the man who died after falling off a boat yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called at 1:30pm on Saturday 4 November, 2017, to the incident on Lake Te Anau.

He was 68-year-old Howard Robert Phillips of Invercargill.

Police’s thoughts are with Howard’s friends and family at this tragic time, while the matter is now with the Coroner.

A boat race at Lake Te Anau has taken a tragic turn after a man fell from a yacht and died.

St John ambulance and police were called to the incident, which happened during an annual race event on Saturday afternoon.

Several other vessels searched for the man after he fell and he was found in the water a short time later.

“CPR was commenced on a man in his 60s however [it] was unsuccessful,” a police spokeswoman said.

Police are making inquiries on behalf of the Coroner.

Reported by NZME/ODT

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