Ashburton body named

08:27, Jun 02 2014

Police have named a man found dead in an industrial park in Ashburthon.

Arran James Gairns, 34, of Ashburton, was found on Sunday in an area near Bunnings Warehouse on West St.

The death was being treated as "unexplained". 

"Provisional [post-mortem] findings indicate that the man has drowned," police said tonight.

Investigations into how Gairns came to be in the area are continuing.

The body was removed last night.

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