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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are now able to name the man whose body was recovered from the Tekapo Canal on Wednesday 10 March.

He was 61-year-old Steven Kenneth Stratford of Ashburton.

The matter has been referred to the Coroner.

Police has expressed its condolences to Mr Stratford’s family following this tragic event.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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