Police can confirm a body has been recovered from Cape Foulwind.
We were alerted to a report of a body located on the beach at Cape Foulwind at around 4:30pm on Sunday.
A post mortem examination as well as formal identification is underway.
We are aware of commentary around Mikhail Buchanan who went missing from Maruia Falls in June.
Until we complete the formal identification process we are unable to confirm the identity of the body.
Further updates will be provided as able.