Second body washes up on Muriwai beach

6:00 pm on 24 December 2016

Police have identified a man whose body washed up on Muriwai beach near Auckland today - the second to be found on the beach this week.

Muriwai beach

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A member of the public found the body at about 10.45am.

Police said he was a 66-year-old man, and they were now working to locate his next of kin.

The body has been recovered by police and a post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow.

Another body, found on Wednesday, may be that of a 24-year old man who went missing at Piha Beach a week ago.