12 Mar 2023

Body found in water south of Dunedin

8:03 pm on 12 March 2023

First published on Otago Daily Times

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A rāhui is in place after a body was found in the water south of Taieri Mouth.

The rāhui (temporary closure) covers the coastline from Taieri Mouth, south to Bull Creek and Glenledi, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou manager Nadia Wesley-Smith said.

The closure would lift at 11pm tomorrow.

A police spokeswoman said a body was located in a cave at Taieri Mouth at about 11pm Saturday.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are underway to determine what has occurred," the spokeswoman said.