A body was recovered at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach last night, police say.
It comes as police searched for a fisherman who went missing off Auckland’s west coast on October 6.
Police say the man fell into the water off Kauwahaia Island in O'Neill Bay, north of Bethells Beach/Te Henga.
“Police are not ruling out the possibility that the body located yesterday at Muriwai Beach could be the missing fisherman,” a police spokesperson told 1 NEWS.
“However until the recovery phase is completed, further inquiries and a post mortem have been conducted, we are unable to confirm this detail.”
The search for the fisherman was moved to a recovery phase after extensive search efforts on land and water over a number of days.