Missing hunter from Lake Sumner area of Canterbury named

Missing hunter from Lake Sumner area of Canterbury named

Canterbury

Canterbury Police can confirm the identity of the hunter whose body was recovered by Police from the Lake Sumner area of Canterbury on Tuesday (5 May 2015).  He was 35 year old local man Christopher James Bardsley.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.  Canterbury Police and Victim Support are working with Christopher's family who are extremely upset.

Canterbury Police are not treating this incident as suspicious.

A spokesperson from Christopher's family has provided the following statement "we would like to thank everyone involved in the search and recovery of Chris and for the enormous unexpected support we have had from people / groups in the days since."

Canterbury Police would like to extend their condolences to Christopher's family.

ENDS

Issued by:  Lisa-Marie Brooks, District Communications Manager, Canterbury Police District.  Mobile:  021 942 404