Body found in Wellington Harbour believed to be missing man

Author
Sophie Trigger, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 17 Jul 2021, 3:12PM
CCTV footage showed him walking in a northerly direction on Queens Wharf near Shed 6 last weekend. (Photo / Supplied)
CCTV footage showed him walking in a northerly direction on Queens Wharf near Shed 6 last weekend. (Photo / Supplied)

Body found in Wellington Harbour believed to be missing man

Author
Sophie Trigger, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 17 Jul 2021, 3:12PM

A body has been found in Wellington's waterfront by the Police National Dive Squad this morning.

Wellington District Police believe the body to be that of 30-year-old Sandy Calkin, although formal identification is yet to take place.

Police said he was located in the water near Queens Wharf at 10am on Saturday.

CCTV footage showed him walking in a northerly direction on Queens Wharf near Shed 6 last weekend. (Photo / Supplied)

Earlier this week police appealed for sightings of Calkin, who was first reported missing last weekend.

He was last seen by friends on Courtenay Pl about 1am on Saturday 10 July, and
CCTV footage showed him walking in a northerly direction on Queens Wharf near Shed 6 shortly later.

Police said they were making enquiries into Calkin's death on behalf of the coroner, and the findings would be released when available.

They shared their condolences with Calkin's family and thanked the public for their assistance in the search.

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