Body washes up on west Auckland beach

A body, believed to be missing Korean fisherman Myung Kang, has washed up on a west Auckland beach.

A member of the public found the body at Woodhill Forest Beach near Muriwai shortly after 8pm on Thursday night.

Mr Kang, 57, went missing at Bethells Beach on Saturday.

Search and rescue teams, lifeguards and the police helicopter have been involved in a massive search to find him.

"Police's thoughts and condolences are with Mr Kang's family at this very upsetting time," Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill says.

"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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