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Name Release - Ruahini Canal Crash

Name Release - Ruahini Canal Crash

Posted July 31, 2020
Emergency Services

Police can now release the name of the man who died after a vehicle entered Ruahini Canal on 22 July.

He was John Riki Paul, aged 66, from Tauranga.

Emergency services responded to a report of a vehicle in the Ruahini Canal near McLaren Falls Road, Omanawa at 1:20 pm on July 22.

Mr Paul’s body was recovered when the water level of the canal was lowered.

Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.