Tangi set for fisher drowned while setting nets

The tangi for a Hokianga man who is believed to have drowned after setting a net on a tidal mudflat will be held in Kohukohu tomorrow.

Police have confirmed that the body of Darrell "Deli" Hamilton-Singh, 46, was found on Sunday after he disappeared while setting a net on a tidal flat at Motukauri, on the northern side of Hokianga Harbour, west of Kohukohu, about 3am on July 9. The tangi for Mr Hamilton-Singh, father of three boys, will be held at Tautehihi Marae, Kohukohu, from 10am, tomorrow.

Mr Hamilton-Singh's partner expressed relief that his body had been returned and thanked all those who had helped in the many searches for him.

The woman said it had been exhausting work for all concerned and she was pleased her partner was finally found.

A rahui placed on the area stretching from Rangi Pt to Motukaraka would remain in place until after Mr Hamilton-Singh is buried.

- Northern Advocate

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