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Irishman (39) found dead in New Zealand

By Geraldine Gittens

Published 06/07/2015

Finbarr Clabby's body was found at Wellington Harbour at 10.46am yesterday local time
Finbarr Clabby's body was found at Wellington Harbour at 10.46am yesterday local time

A 39-year-old Irishman has been found dead in New Zealand.

Police say the body of Galway man Finbarr Clabby was found at Wellington Harbour at 10.46am yesterday local time.

Mr Clabby had been last seen at about 1am on Sunday morning local time, police say.

"We believe Finbarr had gone to the Wellington Westpac stadium to watch the rugby final," a police spokesperson said.

"His body was seen in the harbour at 10.46am on Sunday morning New Zealand time."

Mr Clabby's body was taken to the mortuary where an initial examination was carried out, the spokesperson added.

No foul play is suspected, but police say a post mortem will be carried out to confirm the cause of death.

Mr Clabby's family have been informed, New Zealand police say.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it is providing consular assistance to his family.

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