5 Jul 2015

Body found floating in harbour identified

8:14 pm on 5 July 2015

Police have identified the body found floating in Wellington harbour this morning but are not releasing it yet.

A photo shows containers floating in Wellington Harbour.

The man's body was found floating in Wellington Harbour. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

They said the elderly man's family was being advised, and a post-mortem would take place tomorrow.

Some members of the public spotted the body near Queen's Wharf.

Police said the circumstances leading up to the man's death were unknown.