Update - body found on Tauranga train

Update - body found on Tauranga train

Bay of Plenty

Police have today been working to understand the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found on a train near the Port of Tauranga this morning.
 
The man has been identified as a 38-year-old from Whakamarama.
 
His body was found by staff unloading train carriages at the Port at around 6.40am.
 
It appears that the man fell from an overbridge in the Whakamarama area and landed on top of a train carriage. His body has then been carried on the train to the rail yards at the port.
 
Police's thoughts are with the man's family, who are being assisted by Victim Support.  Support is also being provided to Port staff.
 
The man's death has been referred to the Coroner.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Police Media Centre.