Police name person found dead on river bank

Police have named the man found on a river bank in Marlborough yesterday.

He was Grant Reginald Andrews, 53, of Wakamarina, Canvastown.

A police spokeswoman said a Canvastown resident spotted Andrews' body on the other side of the river at Wakamarina Valley, west of Havelock, about 5pm yesterday.

He was found within walking distance of his home, the spokeswoman said.

Police had notified his wife earlier today.

An autopsy was expected to be done tomorrow. Police were not treating the death as suspicious and were not looking for anyone else in relation to the death, the spokeswoman said.

Tasman district commander Superintendent Richard Chambers said earlier today the autopsy would hopefully establish a likely cause of death and the circumstances around how Andrews died.

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