Body of missing Taupo woman found

Barbara Thompson missing body found
Barbara Thompson went missing after going fishing (Supplied/NZ Police)

Police searching Lake Taupo for missing woman Barbara Thompson have found her body on Wednesday afternoon.

She often went fishing in the early hours of the morning.

However she failed to return on Tuesday morning, and police launched a search with the Coastguard and Harbourmaster.

Police extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Mrs Thompson at this difficult time.

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