Man found dead in Lake Wānaka on New Year's Eve named as police call on public for information

  • 04/01/2024
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A man who was found dead in Lake Wānaka on New Year's Eve has now been named by police, with officers putting out a call for information from the public.

The man was 32-year-old Codey Jervis, a New Zealand national residing in London.

"We extend our condolences to his friends and family at this tragic time," a police spokesperson said on Thursday afternoon.

"Police would like to speak with anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Wānaka Mount Aspiring Road near Ruby Island Road or the nearby lake track between Waterfall Creek and Edgewater Hotel in Wānaka, who spoke to or saw Codey between 9:30pm on Saturday, December 30 and 7:30am Sunday, December 31."

Jervis is described as an athletic Caucasian male who was wearing a light blue top underneath a dark coloured jacket, dark coloured pants and white sneakers.

"Police would also like to speak to anyone who may have found or moved any clothing or personal items on the beachfront or surrounding area at Waterfall Creek between December 30 and January 1," the spokesperson added.

Information can be provided to Police by calling 105, referencing file number 231231/9558.