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West Coast house repiling victim named

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/04/2017

Police have named the 18-year-old killed during a house repiling operation at a remote location on the West Coast.

Rory Hayward, from Greymouth, was one of four working on the house at the small settlement of Harihari on Wednesday afternoon

"Police extend their sympathies to Mr Hayward's family and friends at this difficult time," police said in a statement on Thursday.

WorkSafe are investigating and the coroner will determine the cause of death.

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