Suspicious death in south Canterbury

  • 03/08/2017
Death, Police, South Canterbury
The body was found on Tuesday evening. Photo credit: Google

Police are investigating after a man's body was found on a south Canterbury riverbank.

A 45-year-old Fairlie man was found dead on a bank of the Opihi River on Tuesday evening.

"The death is being treated as unexplained at this time and a post-mortem is due to be carried out on Thursday morning," a police spokesperson said.

Next of kin have been informed but it is unclear when the man's name will be released.

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