Body found in Avon River Update

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Dec 08, 2023 |

The discovery of a body in the Avon River near Riccarton Avenue is not being treated as suspicious.

Police along with emergency services responded to the scene around 10:45am.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnson said cordons were put in place as Police including CIB and Forensic teams conduct a scene examination.

“At this stage of the investigation, there is nothing to suggest the death is suspicious.”

Police will continue to conduct enquiries over the coming days to determine the full circumstances of what occurred. 

Cordons are expected to be lifted in the coming hours.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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