Deceased body recovered
Deceased body recovered.
Update on Search at Whanarua Bay Eastern Bay of Plenty
Police and Land Search and Rescue volunteers have this afternoon recovered the body of an elderly male in the Whanarua Bay area, near Te Kaha, Eastern Bay of Plenty.
The deceased is Reginald Brooking aged 81 years of Whanarua Bay.
Mr Brooking had been reported missing from his home by family last Thursday.
There are no suspicious circumstances around Mr Brookings death and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.
Inspector Brent Crowe said Police were very grateful for the support shown to them by the family and local community during the search operation and also wanted to acknowledge the many hours local and Eastern Bay of Plenty volunteer search teams had dedicated to the search.