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Body found on West Auckland beach

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Fuseworks Media

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill, Waitemata Police.

A body has washed up at Woodhill Forest Beach, near Muriwai.

The body was found by a member of the public, who notified Police shortly after 8pm last night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill says while the formal identification process is yet to be completed, the body is believed to be that of missing fisherman Myung Kang.

The 57-year-old Korean man went missing at Bethells Beach on Saturday January 5th.

Search and Rescue teams, life guards and the Police helicopter have been involved in an extensive search to find him since his family reported him missing on Sunday evening.

"Police’s thoughts and condolences are with Mr Kang’s family at this very upsetting time."

"Police would like thank all of those people involved in the search and the members of the public who came forward with information and sightings of Mr Kang."

The death will be referred to the Coroner.

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