7 Feb 2017

Diver whose body was found on Otago beach named

4:25 pm on 7 February 2017

A diver whose body was found at Sandfly Bay near Dunedin has been named by the police.

Sandfly Bay, Dunedin.

Sandfly Bay on the Otago Peninsula. Photo: 123rf

He was Michael John Hodges, a 35-year-old Dunedin man.

Police said Mr Hodges was diving with a group last Friday evening, but failed to resurface.

His death has been referred to the coroner as a suspected drowning.