A passer-by found A particular person’s physique on St Clair Seashore in Dunedin about 6.50pm on Monday. (File photograph)
A surfer whose physique was found on a Dunedin beach Is understood to be Chris Sinclair, a father of two and supervisor at Port Otago.
Police have been referred to as to St Clair Seashore after a passer-by noticed the physique on shore, with a surfboard nonetheless hooked up, about at about 6.50pm on Monday, Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen said.
Officers tried to revive the 50-yr-previous however have been unsuccessful.
Fellow surfers described Sinclair as a kaumātua of the Dunedin shopping group.
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A good friend said the househprevious had requested privateness.
A police spokeswoman said officers have been aiding with an investigation into the demise on behalf of the coroner.
“The coroner will launch their findings Finally.”
In a Fb submit, the South Coast Board Riders Membership notified The general public that a rāhui (short-term closure) was in place from Legal professionals Head to Seconds Seashore till 6.30pm on Wednesday, banning the gathering of kaimoana (seafood) and leisure actions Inside The world.
“Please share this discover with The general public, your whānau/househprevious, pals, contacts, networks, collectively with surfers, seafood gatright herers, fishers, enterprise fishers and divers,” the submit said.
An further submit said: ‘’It is with good unhappiness that we learn of the passing of Definitely one of our kaumātua Inside the surf this previous night.”
The submit said The complete shopping group Inside the south was in mourning.
“On behalf of the club, all its members and the group, We current our heartfelt condolences to the househprevious at this unhappy and troublesome time.
“We will’t think about the depths of your ache proper now, however know that We’re all right here for you.”
Dunedin mayor Aaron Hawkins shared the rāhui discover on social media on Tuesday, saying his “ideas are with the surfer’s househprevious and pals”.