Body found off Tauranga coast

The body was found at a point near Mayor Island. File photo.

UPDATED 3.55PM: Police are awaiting the results of a forensic examination before they can identify the deceased.

A police spokesperson says they were notified around 1.45pm today that a body had been found near Pudney Rocks off the Tauranga Coast.

Pudney is an underwater reef offshore between Mayor and Motiti Islands.

"Inquiries are continuing as to how the body came to be in the water."


Reports have come in this afternoon of a body found off the coast of Tauranga.

A caller to the SunLive newsroom says human remains were found in the sea, near Mayor Island.

It is understood a boat made the discovery at around midday.

The body is believed to be on board now.

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Probably the poor guy from

Posted on 17-04-2017 19:48 | By SML

Te Awamutu whose yacht overturned on March 21st... At least the family of someone will have their loved one’s body back, which doesn’t happen often,


Posted on 17-04-2017 14:51 | By rosscoo

or maybe body from the last drowning around mount a ear or 2 back and storm has surfaced

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