A man who died after a boat capsized off the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington on Saturday has been named by police.
Thomas Angove, known as 'Spike', 60, of Waikawa Beach, died as he and another man, believed to be his son, were returning to shore in a small boat near Otaki Beach on Saturday afternoon.
The pair were thrown into the water around 100m from shore, between the Otaki and Waikawa Beaches.
Mr Angove was found 15 minutes later close to shore by members of the public, who started resuscitation attempts. Members of the local surf lifesaving club and paramedics also tried to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful.
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Mr Angove was not believed to have been wearing a life jacket, police said on Saturday.
The second man in the boat, aged 22, was wearing a life jacket, and made it back to shore safely.
The death has now been referred to the coroner.