Body found in water off Brighton

A body has been brought back to land after being found off the coast by a fishing boat near Brighton this morning.  

A police spokesman said police were notified of a body spotted in the water off the coast of Taieri Mouth Rd at 11.40am.

‘‘Work is under way to identify the person and establish how they came to be in the water.’’

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou has now placed a rāhui (a temporary closure) out of respect for a tūpāpaku (body) having been in waters off the coast of the Otago  

The rāhui covers the currents and tidal movements between Blackhead and Taiari Mouth lifting at 11.40am on Friday.