Tauranga Police confirmed to media today that a deceased body has been located at Papamoa Beach.
A member of the public notified Police after finding the body at around 7 am this morning.
The body has now been recovered and a blessing performed.
Police say it is too early to confirm the person's identity or any further details.
“However, as a result, we will not be resuming the search for a missing swimmer near Mt Maunganui today,” said New Zealand Police.
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