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MAN'S BODY FOUND IN MANUKAU HARBOUR. Yesterday afternoon Sergeant Kogers, of Onehunga, received information of a dead body having been found on the beach at Coleman's Bay, about three miles from Onehunga. The body was brought up by a motor launch, and taken to the Manukau Hotel. The remains were those of a man about 30 years of age, with dark hair cut short, about sffc 10in in height, and of medium build. The deceased was dressed in a blue vicuna coat, double-breasted grey vest, dark grey tweed pants, grey woollen undershirt, and blue cotton shirt. He was also wearing a pair of narrow braces without clasps, but with holes cut in the ends for buttonholes. Nothing was found* in the pockets except a piece of kauri gum. The body appears to have been in the water for several weeks. Recently a man was drowned off Weymouth while attempting to save his child, and it is possible that the body may be his. When Sergeant Rogers reached Coleman's Bay about five o'clock he found the body already afloat with the flood tide, and in another half hour would have been carried down the north channel out to sea. The south channel of the .Manukau Harbour, which is a continuation of the Papakura Channel, runs right into Coleman's Bay, and is there separated by a sandbank from the north channel. It is supposed the body has been carried down from Weymouth by the tide until it reached the bay in question. The body has not been identified.

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 89, 15 April 1909

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