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