Police have confirmed the death of a man found in South Auckland on Monday was accidental, and it is understood it was the result of home experiment which went wrong.
It’s understood the man was an amateur inventor and was found wearing a home-made helmet, which he was attempting to use to control devices in his home.
It’s believed the helmet may have suffocated him.
Officers were called to a house in Cornwall St, Papatoetoe, about 2.30pm where they found the man dead.
An autopsy was completed yesterday morning and police have since said the death was accidental ...
Inventor dies: “It’s believed the helmet may have suffocated him.”