Police have identified a mystery man who turned up at
hospital injured and was only able to give his first
The man, who identified himself as "Dave", was admitted to
Tauranga Hospital about 9.30pm yesterday, after having
collapsed at a local business, police said.
This afternoon, Tauranga police confirmed the public had
helped solve the mystery.
Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier said "numerous calls from
the public'' allowed police to identify Dave.
"It's great that the community responded in the way that they
did and so quickly to our call for assistance and we thank
Dave remains in a stable but serious condition. He was
expected to make a full recovery, Mr Brazier said.
Last night, upon arrival at hospital, he could only utter his
name and was otherwise unable to speak due to his condition,
No one at the location where he was found knew the man, Mr
Brazier said. The circumstances surrounding his condition
were not being treated as suspicious.