Man's body found on beach

Last updated 17:32 02/03/2014

Relevant offers

Police have recovered the body of a man from a South Island beach this afternoon.

The body was discovered at the high tide mark near the mouth of the Kahurangi River, in the northernmost region of the West Coast,  by two trampers walking along the beach.

Items believed to belong to the man, who was wearing a wetsuit, were also located.

Police said the body had been taken to Greymouth and they were attempting to identify the man and establish his cause of death.

Formal identification was expected to take some time.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

Vote Result

Related story: Drink-drive limits lowered

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Quiz SMALL pointer June 26

Daily trivia fix

Is chess your forte?