The man who drowned in a boating tragedy at Auckland's Panmure Basin this morning has been named as 55-year-old Sililo Seiuli of Mount Wellington.

Emergency services rushed to the suburban lagoon shortly before 10.30am.

Three men left the Waipuna Rd boat ramp in Mt Wellington around 10am to go fishing.

The boat capsized and the men were thrown overboard about 10m from shore.


Police believe the trio were not wearing lifejackets.

Two of the boaties managed to make it back to the shore but a third needed assistance
from bystanders and died soon after, despite efforts to resuscitate him.

Police have advised Seiuli's family overseas.

A number of witnesses were interviewed at the scene and the two survivors are speaking with police.

The dinghy sank and has not yet been recovered.

One man is dead and another two were rescued from the water after a boating tragedy at Panmure Basin this morning. The three, about to set off fishing, were only a few metres from the Waipuna boat ramp in Mount Wellington when their small dinghy capsized, throwing them all overboard.