UPDATE: Body located at Cape Foulwind identified

As stated by Nelson Bays Area Commander Inspector Matt Scoles:

Police can confirm the body located at Cape Foulwind has been identified as Mikhail Buchanan.

A formal identification process has now been completed and we can confirm the body is that of Mikhail, who went missing at Maruia Falls in June.

I want to acknowledge Mikhail’s family, who have been through an extremely distressing past few months.

We hope that by bringing Mikhail home to his whanau provides them with some closure.

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