Police have today named the man found dead in Lake Wānaka on New Year’s Eve.

He was 32-year-old Codey Jervis, a New Zealand national residing in London.

His body was recovered from the lake near Waterfall Creek on the morning of December 31.

“We extend our condolences to his friends and family at this tragic time,” police said.

Police are now looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Wānaka Mount Aspiring Rd, near Ruby Island Rd or the nearby lake track between Waterfall Creek and Edgewater Hotel in Wānaka, who saw or spoke to Jervis between 9.30pm on Saturday, December 30 and 7.30am on Sunday, December 31.

He is described as an athletic Caucasian male, wearing a light blue top underneath a dark coloured jacket, dark coloured pants and white sneakers.

Police would also like to speak to anyone who may have found or moved any clothing or personal items on the beachfront or surrounding area at Waterfall Creek between December 30 and January 1.

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