Body found in Avon River

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Dec 07, 2023 |

File photo.

A body has been found in the Avon River this morning.

A heavy police presence is in place in Christchurch’s North Hagley Park, with areas cordoned off to members of the public.

A police spokesperson confirmed they are responding after a body was found in the river this morning.

An earlier version of this story quoted an eyewitness saying armed police were at the scene. Police say this is incorrect.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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