A car that went off a bridge and into the Whanganui River overnight following a serious crash has now been recovered.
Police say the car went off the Victoria Avenue Bridge near Anzac Parade at around 12:21am.
They also confirmed one man was found dead inside the four-wheel drive.
While it's understood he was the only person inside, police say it's unclear what led to the accident.
Inquiries into the crash are ongoing.
Police say anyone who witnessed the crash or who has information should get in touch with Whanganui Police on (06) 349 0600.
Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.