Police are working to identify a person located deceased in the water near the southern end of Kāpiti Island this morning.
At 9.55am, Police were contacted by a member of the public who was fishing in the area and had seen what they believed to be a human body.
The Police Maritime Unit and National Dive Squad responded and at around 1.30pm a body was recovered.
Work will now be undertaken to identify the person, notify their next of kin, and establish how they came to be in the water.
A rāhui will be established in the wider area, with details to be confirmed.
Until identification and family notifications have been completed, no further information or comment can be provided.
Issued by Police Media Centre