No charges over swim death
Police won’t lay charges following the death of Auckland swimmer Leslie Gelberger, who was believed to have been hit by a boat while out swimming. Gelberger died on April 20 after going for a swim on Auckland’s North Shore. He failed to return from an ocean swim that started at Narrow Neck Beach. His body, missing a leg, was found floating off Mairangi Bay a day later. Ports of Auckland previously confirmed it was being investigated, after it was thought one of their pilot boats had been involved. Auckland City police’s Detective Aaron Pascoe confirmed yesterday that no criminal charges would be laid.