Police name 69-year-old found in the water as Alfred Brookes
A man who died after being found in the sea off North Shore in Smith’s has been identified as 69-year-old Alfred Brookes.
A police spokesman said Mr Brookes was found off Penhurst Park dock at about 12.25pm on Monday.
The spokesman said: “Two members of the public assisted police in retrieving Mr Brookes from the ocean and life-saving efforts were immediately commenced – which continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.
“However, sadly, Mr Brookes was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Foul play is not suspected but an autopsy is anticipated.
“The BPS commends the two men that provided assistance, one of whom entered the rough seas during the retrieval of Mr Brookes’ body.”
The spokesman said anyone with information about the sudden death was encouraged to contact PC Cecilia Wales at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 211.