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07:05  12 june  2019
07:05  12 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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New Zealand police searching for missing British backpacker Grace Millane say they have found a body , state broadcaster Radio New Zealand reported For days, local police had searched for Millane but new evidence changed the course from a missing person investigation to a murder case.

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Body found in search for missing British hiker in NZ © Other Darren Myers was last heard from on 30 May during a hike in New Zealand The body of a British hiker has been found in New Zealand almost two weeks after he went missing.

Darren Myers, who is from the UK but lived in Wellington, had been hiking alone in the Tararua Ranges on the North Island.

He was last heard from on 30 May.

After he failed to return on 2 June, a massive search was launched by about 50 police officers, Land Search and Rescue personnel and the New Zealand Defence Force.

The body was found during an aerial search of the area on Wednesday morning local time, police said.

Body found in search for missing British hiker in NZ © Other A massive search operation was launched in difficult terrain. Pic: New Zealand Police

Search and rescue manager David Eaton said it appeared Mr Myers, 49, had died on the day he was last heard from.

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A body has been found in the search for missing British backpacker Grace Millane, about 10 metres from the edge of a road. Formal identification has not yet taken place but police said they believed the body was Millane's and the search for her had come to an end.

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At that point he was at Arete Bivvy, a backcountry hut in the centre of the ranges.

Rescuers are being sent to retrieve his body but, due to the difficult terrain, this could take some time, police said.

According to stuff.co.nz, Mr Myers' body was found at the bottom of a waterfall.

Mr Myers' brother-in-law Duncan Styles told the news website: "We are so grateful that it appears he hasn't suffered, that he hasn't been waiting for days and days out there to be found.

Body found in search for missing British hiker in NZ © Getty Some 50 people were involved in the search for Mr Myers. Pic: New Zealand Police

"We're incredibly grateful to all the teams that have been out there looking for him."

Mr Styles, who is to join police at a media conference later, said the hiker was "really thorough" and enjoyed solo expeditions.

Mr Myers and his wife Kim Shaw relocated to New Zealand from Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire.

During the search, Ms Shaw had said she was "impressed and made to feel at ease" by the efforts of those involved in trying to find her husband.

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