Body found in Auckland Harbour identified by relative


A Chinese man whose body was found in Auckland Harbour has been identified by a relative this morning.


The 22-year-old Chinese student, who was found on Saturday, is believed to have drowned, though police are still investigating what led to his death.


Detective Sergeant Scott Hunter said a relative living in New Zealand had identified the man for police today.


Police will not reveal the student's name until next of kin have been advised in China.


A public appeal was initiated after no missing person reports matching the man's description were filed.


Police had released an image of a colourful emblem on the man's T-shirt in the hope someone would recognise it.


Mr Hunter thanked the public for their support.

- THE AUCKLANDER

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