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The surf club is in mourning after the body of a surfer was found on Dundee Beach.

A passerby found the body of a man on St. Clair Beach in Dunedin around 5:50 p.m. Monday.  (File photo)

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A passerby found the body of a man on St. Clair Beach in Dunedin around 5:50 p.m. Monday. (File photo)

A surfer whose body was found off the coast of Dunedin is believed to be Chris Sinclair, the father of two and manager of Port Otago.

Senior Sgt. Craig Dennison said a passerby spotted the body on the beach with a surfboard still attached. Police were called to St. Clair Beach around 6:50 a.m. Monday.

Officers tried to resuscitate the 50-year-old but failed.

Fellow surfers called Sinclair a comet of the Dunedin surfing community.

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A friend said the family had requested privacy.

A police spokesman said officers were assisting the coroner in investigating the death.

“The coroner will release his results in due course.”

In a ___ Facebook post., South Coast Board Riders Club informs the public that there is a Rohi (temporary closure) from Lawyers Head to Second Beach until 6.30pm on Wednesday, which has banned gatherings of kimwana (seafood) and recreational activities in the area. Has done

“Please share this notice with the public, your family, friends, contacts, networks including surfers, seafood collectors, fishermen, commercial fishermen and divers,” the Post said.

Another post said: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of one of our Kamutova surfers last evening.

The letter said the entire surfing community in the south was in mourning.

“On behalf of the club, all its members and the community, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family in this sad and difficult time.

“We can’t imagine the depth of your pain right now, but know we’re all here for you.”

Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins shared the Rohoi notice on social media on Tuesday, saying his thoughts were with Surfer’s family and friends.

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