Suspicious death in Nelson Haven

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Police are investigating a sudden death on a boat in Nelson Haven, opposite the Neale Park Skate Park this morning.

A man’s body was found on a boat moored opposite the skate park at about 10.45am Thursday morning.
suspicious-sudden-deathAn investigation is under way and SH6 is currently closed from Trafalgar St to Atawhai Drive as part of the operation.

Diversions are in place and however one lane will soon be open for heavy vehicles.

Senior Sergeant Blair Hall says early indications are the death may be suspicious.

“We have a victim on a boat in the Nelson Haven, we haven’t confirmed his identity yet but we are working towards it.

“The scene has been closed down and secured and we will be calling in specialist unit to assist with the investigation and determine the cause of death.”image

Five police units and two St Johns vehicles including an ambulance were in attendance as well as two fire units including Nelson Command.

Nelson Surf SAR and Coastguard are currently aiding the investigation from the water.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area overnight or this morning is asked to contact Nelson Police on 03 546 3895.

Alternatively, information can be provided to CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.