Name release: Body found off coast of Tauranga

Name release: Body found off coast of Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

Following a formal identification, Police can now name the man whose body was found near Pudney Rock off the coast of Tauranga on Monday 17 April, 2017.

He was 53-year-old Simon Francis Neil Oliver, of Maketu.

Mr Oliver had not been seen since his car was found submerged in the Kaituna River following a crash on 31 March 2017.

The Serious Crash Unit's investigation into the cause of that crash is ongoing. 

Our thoughts are with Mr Oliver’s family and friends at this time.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre