Body found in Brisbane botanic gardens pond

The body of a man has been found in a pond in Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens.

A walker discovered the body just before 1pm today, sparking a major police operation.

Queensland police are investigating whether the death is suspicious.

Forensic police combed the banks of the pond, searching the reeds before specialist water police were called to remove the body.

"Multiple detectives are on sceneā€¦ investigating exactly what's occurred," Acting Inspector Mick Ackery told 9News.

"Further investigations and post-mortem investigations will need to take place."

Police are urging anyone who has seen anything suspicious in Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens in the past few days or weeks to contact them.

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