Police are investigating the death of a man after his body was found in a river in Stratford.
The body was found about 10.30pm yesterday near Page St, a spokesman from Police Central Communications said.
Page St runs alongside King Edward Park and police have cordoned off a stretch of the walkway that runs alongside the Patea River where the body was found.
Detectives have been at the scene this morning and police are describing the death as "unexplained."
Officer in charge detective inspector Marc Hercock said the man's friends discovered his body.
"A post mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning and at this stage the cause of death remains unexplained."
Police believe the man is in his mid-thirties.
"We are in the process of interviewing witnesses and a scene examination is underway. One of our main priorities is formally identifying the man and informing his next of kin," he said.
Victim support services are being offered to the man's friends.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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