The man whose body was pulled from Wellington Harbour yesterday has been identified.

Graham Hutcheon, 57, from Upper Hutt, was believed to be a passenger on an Interislander ferry on Sunday night.

Police found his body yesterday afternoon. A post-mortem examination was completed today, and police are awaiting the final results.

"We are continuing to work with the Interislander to establish if he was a passenger on the 8pm sailing on Sunday," said Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears.


Police are also searching his vehicle, which was found a short distance from the ferry terminal.

Mr Hutcheon's body was first sighted by boaties near the Pencarrow part of the coastline.