Man who drowned in Manukau Harbour named

12:39 pm on 28 April 2017

The 52-year-old who died on a fishing trip with his daughter has been named.

Manukau Harbour

William Ruarangi went missing on a fishing trip in Manukau Harbour. Photo: RNZ / Jessie Chiang

William Ruarangi, from Manurewa, went missing after his aluminium runabout flipped in Manukau Harbour last Wednesday.

The boat was spotted adrift, with no-one in it, and three hours later Mr Ruarangi's eight-year-old daughter was rescued from the water.

Mr Ruarangi's body was found at Wattle Bay on Monday night by a fisherman.