The body of a man has been recovered from a river in Nelson this morning.

Police were called to the scene at Maitai River, off Halifax St, just after 6am. They say there were no suspicious circumstances.

A small bag and a bicycle were found nearby.

Authorities are working to contact next of kin and the death has been referred to the Coroner.

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Police said although they did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances behind the man's death, they asked for anyone who may have seen him earlier to come forward.

Anyone with info can call Nelson Police on: (03) 546 3840.