Rotorua Police are able to name the victim of last Tuesday’s (13th October 2015) hot pool death at Kuirau Park. He was 67 year-old Kerry Hern.
There are no suspicious circumstances and the death has been referred to the Coroner. Rotorua Police are working with Mr. Hern’s family and the services of Victim Support have been offered to them.
Detective Sergeant Richard Lang said “Mr. Hern’s family have lost someone special to them, so ask that public and the media respect their privacy at this time.”
Police media contact: Jillian Reid, PNHQ Public Affairs, ph 021 947 003