23 Nov 2015

Body found near New Brighton pier

1:10 pm on 23 November 2015

Christchurch police are appealing to the public for help in identifying a man whose body was found near the New Brighton pier yesterday morning.

The Pakeha man - thought to have been aged between 60 and 70 - was balding with a small amount of grey hair.

He was found wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and green and black sports shoes. He was also wearing a sports watch and had a key on a lanyard around his neck.

Detective Sergeant Nicola Reeves said police believed he may have been riding a blue Milazo adventure bike with a wing mirror welded to a handlebar.

She said eastern suburbs residents should check on the welfare of elderly men, family members and neighbours, especially if they lived alone.