Dead American yachtie named, body to be buried in Vavaʻu

    The name of the 74-year-old American man found dead in Vaipua, Vavaʻu on December 14 is Stephen Bohne, Police have confirmed.

    His body is expected to be buried at Matafolau cemetery in Neiafu this week.

    As Kaniva reported on Friday 16 Health authority at Ngū hospital confirmed the deceased died from heart attack after he was found on the deck of his yacht, the Eagle Wings.

    Tongan authority contacted the US Embassy in Fiji, Vavaʻu Police said.

    The deceased arrived in Vavaʻu in October 2015 and his visa expired in November this year, Vavaʻu Police Superintendent Nētane Falakiseni said.

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