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The rocks where Hamish Rieger was swept to sea have been adorned with bunches of colourful flowers as friends paid tribute to the happy, caring young man.
At least 100 young people gathered at Moturiki (Leisure) Island from 11am yesterday to pay tribute to the young man who lost his life on Saturday after being struck by a large wave near the island's blowhole.
Among them was Corey Ratcliffe, 17, who was taken under Hamish's wing when he arrived in Tauranga from England a few years ago.
"We went up there and saw everyone and greeted everyone. We were all talking about Hamish and how nice he was. Everyone was just taking their silence and thinking about him.