The body of a recently-retired police officer has been retrieved from Bayswater Marina in Auckland this afternoon.
Police have named the man as Bayswater resident Alan Wright, 58.
Superintendent Bill Searle has paid tribute to Wright, saying police are shocked and saddened by the sudden death.
The former inspector retired from his role at District Headquarters in January this year after 34 years in policing in the Auckland region.
"His untimely and accidental death is tragic. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, present and former colleagues," Searle said.
Wright spent a number of years as a traffic officer with the Ministry of Transport and had served continuously as a New Zealand Police Officer since 1992.
"He was a real character with a great sense of humour," Searle said. "He was passionate about road policing and also his boat, on which he lived at Bayswater Marina."
The death is not considered suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.