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AOS Callout - Body Found at Oamaru Crash Site

AOS Callout - Body found at Crash Site

Oamaru - Shortly after 11am today Waitaki Police became aware of a vehicle (Ute)that had left the road on State Highway One at Sharps bend north of Waianakarua.

This was brought to Police attention by a member of the public who also reported the presence of a person with a firearm.

Local Police cordoned the scene confirming the presence of a firearm and the Armed Offenders Squad was deployed.

The Armed Offenders Squad from Dunedin attended and secured the scene and confirmed the presence of a single male who was deceased. A search of the surrounding area has confirmed no other people present. A firearm has been recovered from the scene.

I can confirm that the vehicle located was reported to Police as missing from the Ashburton area (not stolen) at about 0300 hrs this morning. At that stage its destination or whereabouts were unknown.

An investigation team is now working to piece together what has actually occurred and Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

The cause of death will be determined tomorrow.

The identity of the person is yet to be formally established and family informed although Police are confident they know who this person is.

A scene examination is continuing and while that takes place State Highway One has been opened on a single lane only.

Police appreciate the patience of a number of road users who were significantly inconvenienced during the course of this incident. However closure of the road was necessary to ensure the safety of all road users and Police staff.

Detective Sergeant Ryder

Oamaru Police

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