A male body, believed to be that of a crab fisherman who disappeared in a small dinghy more than a week ago, has been found on a Northland beach.
The body was found at Uretiti Beach, the same beach where the fisherman went missing, this morning.
The 35-year-old went missing after venturing out in a small inflatable dinghy to set some crab pots on November 22 when he was blown out to sea by strong offshore winds.
He is believed to have fallen into the see as his dinghy tipped over.
Two fixed wing aircraft, a helicopter, Whangarei Coastguard, Ruakaka and Waipu Surf Lifesaving clubs along with Police Search and Rescue staff took part in a search and rescue operation.