Body found during search for missing Maketu man

The search and rescue team looking for Maketu man John Mohi, who's been missing for over a week now, found a body on Saturday evening.

Police are yet to formally identify the body and a Police spokesperson says that could take a few days.

The case has been referred to the coroner and the search and rescue operation for the 77 year-old has been put on hold.

Police are thanking the community and volunteers for their assistance during the search.

Sam Gardner