Woman's body found in water near Waiheke

9:01 am on 26 December 2016

A body of a woman has been found in the water near Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Police are trying to identify a woman whose body was found on Waiheke Island. She has a distinct tattoo on her left forearm.

The woman had a distinctive tattoo on her forearm. Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

The police said the body was found floating in the water by a member of the public about 2km off Korakorahi Point early yesterday afternoon.

The woman was believed to be in her late 50s or early 60s and was wearing a blue, one-piece swimsuit.

She had a distinct tattoo on her left forearm.

The police were seeking public help in identifying her.

A post-mortem would take place, but at this stage police did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances relating to her death.

Waiheke Island

The woman's body was found near Waiheke Island. Photo: 123RF