RCMP in central Newfoundland are investigating the discovery of a man's body near Botwood on Friday. 

Police said the victim was found at the wharf in Northern Arm around 10 a.m.

Major crimes and forensics units spent most of the day at the scene.

Late Friday, Const. Ian Dollimount said police were still in the process of notifying next of kin.

"We're still waiting to do the notification to all the family members, so until that time, the name and a lot of the details of what happened won't be released, until the family have been properly notified." 

Dollimount said the investigation into exactly what happened is still ongoing.