Police name man found in sound

Police have released the name of the man who was found dead in Doubtful Sound in Fiordland yesterday.

The body of Tauranga man Neil Richard Turner, 61, was found in Bradshaw Sound, an arm of Doubtful Sound, and was flown to Te Anau by helicopter.

Police are investigating the circumstances of Turner's death on behalf of the coroner.

Doubtful Sound is 421 metres deep, making it the deepest fiord in the Fiordland area.

It is described as long and winding with three distinct "arms" and several outstanding waterfalls in the area from Deep Cove to the open ocean, a distance of around 40.4 kilometres.

The Southland Times