Police have identified the body of a man who was washed ashore near Tamaterau in the Whangarei Harbour.
The body was discovered this morning by a member of the public who saw a lifejacket in the water.
They went to hook the lifejacket and found the man was holding onto it.
Police say the man's car and boat trailer have been located near the corner of Waikaraka Beach Road and Whangarei Heads Road.
They are now searching for his missing boat.