Person dies after boat capsizes

A person died after the boat they were in capsized in water at Bucklands Beach on June 18. Times file photo Wayne Martin

A coroner will determine the circumstances that led to a fatal boating accident in east Auckland.

The incident unfolded when police said they were alerted at about 8pm on Saturday, June 18 to reports a boat had capsized at Bucklands Beach.

Two people made it safely to shore but one person remained unaccounted for, police said.

The boat involved in the incident was then located and recovered at the northern end of Musick Point.

Police boat Deodar continued searching for the missing person the following day, June 19.

Shortly before 6pm on June 19 police said they had located a body on the shoreline in the Bucklands Beach area.

“While the formal identification process is yet to be completed, it is believed to be the person missing following an incident in the sea off Bucklands Beach on June 18,” police said.

“Police and Victim Support are providing support to the families of those involved in this incident at this difficult time.

“Police will conduct enquiries on behalf of the coroner, who will release their finding in due course.”