Police release name of diver who died in Masterton

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Police can now release the name of the diver who died at Flat Point, Masterton on 17 December.

He was 31-year-old Leroy Smith of Manawatu.

"Leroy's body was recovered by members of his family on 18 December. At the time Police incorrectly reported he was found by a member of the public, this error is regretted," says police.

"Police extends our sympathies to Mr Smith’s whanau and friends."

Leroy's death has been referred to the Coroner. 

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