The body of an elderly woman was found on St Clair Beach in Dunedin this morning.
Police said a man walking his dog about 6am had found the body in the sand near tidal poles at the high tide mark, close to a popular walking track.
The body was clothed, but had no identification, police said.
Her death was not thought to be suspicious, although this was yet to be confirmed, police said.
Police cordoned off part of St Clair Esplanade, and the beach north from the surf clubrooms toward St Kilda and the body was removed about 10am.
Residents were still walking their dogs on the part of the beach that was open, and there were still surfers enjoying the waves
A post-mortem will be conducted as soon as possible, police said.
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