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.