Police have confirmed the identity of a body in a Rotorua stream this morning.

A police media statement said the person has been identified as a 62-year-old Rotorua man.

The man's death will be referred to the Coroner.

A reporter at the scene this afternoon said the body had now been removed and all the police cordons have been taken down.

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The man's body was found in Puarenga Stream in Rotorua by a member of the public this morning.

Police officers at the scene. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police officers at the scene. Photo / Ben Fraser

Police were notified just after 8am.

Police tape blocks off the entrance to the walking track along Puarenga Stream near Te Ngae Rd. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police tape blocks off the entrance to the walking track along Puarenga Stream near Te Ngae Rd. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police officers at the scene. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police officers at the scene. Photo / Ben Fraser

A reporter at the scene this morning said she could see something submerged in the stream, clothing and a sneaker.

Police at the scene where a body has been found in Puarenga Stream. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police at the scene where a body has been found in Puarenga Stream. Photo / Ben Fraser
Police at the scene where a body has been found in Puarenga Stream. Photo / Cira Olivier
Police at the scene where a body has been found in Puarenga Stream. Photo / Cira Olivier

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