15 Nov 2009

Body found near Port Chalmers

5:01 pm on 15 November 2009

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances in the death of a man found near Port Chalmers on Sunday morning.

A partially submerged dinghy was noticed in Deborah Bay and a search located a man's body in the water.

Police say it is likely he tried to row to a yacht moored in the bay sometime after midnight on Saturday.

His death has been referred to the coroner.