Police are searching Auckland's Manukau Harbour after two fishermen "freaked out" when they found a woman's body attached to their anchor.
Christian was out fishing with his 10-year-old son and a
friend on Sunday afternoon in Waikowhai Bay when they made the
"Attached to the anchor was what looked like to be a couple of rocks, but the middle one wasn't a rock - it was a head," Christian said.
which was wrapped in a cargo net and weighed down with rocks, got
caught up on their boat's anchor.
The startled men wanted to shield the 10-year-old from the sight so they dislodged the body from the anchor sending it back to the sea floor.
Christian said the body was female with long black hair. He said it did not look like the body had been in the water for very long.
hoping the body hasn't been swept out to sea. Divers will continue
to search the harbour and may launch a homicide inquiry once the
body has been examined.