Body found near Muriwai Beach in west Auckland

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Police have recovered a body near a west Auckland beach.

The body was reported to Waitematā Police around 7am on Tuesday, and was later recovered from the beach.

Area commander Inspector Mark Fergus said in a statement the body is yet to be formally identified, but it is believed to be that of a missing man police have been searching for recently.

The incident will be referred to the coroner.

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