11 Sep 2013

Body found in Stratford river

1:12 pm on 11 September 2013

Police are investigating the death of a man found in a river in central Taranaki.

They say they were notified late on Tuesday night after the man's body was discovered in the Patea River in Stratford.

Detective Inspector Marc Hercock says the man's friends came across his body near King Edward Park.

He says at this stage the death remains unexplained.

A post-mortem will be carried out on Thursday.