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Body found as police search Waikato River for missing man

Police searching the Waikato River for a missing 36-year-old man have recovered a body.

The body was located about 10.30am today and a formal identification process will now take place, police said in a statement tonight.

Police say they are unable to provide any further detail at this stage.

Police have been looking for a 36-year-old man in the Waikato River who was said to have fled from officers just over a week ago, on Friday April 27.

Officers had been to a Hamilton property that night to see man in relation to a serious assault on a woman earlier that day, but he left the property on foot. 

He was seen in the water later but disappeared from sight before police were able to reach him.

Waikato River
Waikato River Source: istock.com