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Man who died while Freediving in Wellington named

The man who died while diving off the Wellington coast on Christmas Eve has been named.

Photo: Worser Bay, Seatoun Photo: Supplied / Wikimedia Commons / Pseudopanax

He was 58-year-old Gary Hibbs, from Upper Hutt.

Emergency services were called to Seatoun on Monday shortly after 4pm when the man – who it’s believed was free diving – was pulled from the water unconscious.

Police have referred the death to the coroner.