Salvage groups looking for a British explorer who disappeared in New Zealand about fourteen days prior have discovered his body, police say.

Darren Myers, 49, disappeared while trekking in Tararua Range in the nation’s North Island.

A 11-day search finished on Wednesday when a salvage helicopter recognized a body at the base of a remote cascade.

Mr Myers’ brother by marriage said hanging tight for news had been “the hardest a great time”.

Duncan Styles said it came as an alleviation that he seemed to have passed on all of a sudden, as opposed to holding up in torment.

Addressing Radio New Zealand, Duncan Styles stated: “One of the hardest things we’ve needed to hold up under with, was believing he’s up there, and alive, and waving at a helicopter, possibly, and not being seen, and being in torment and pain.

“To realize that he’s not had the option to react throughout the previous couple of days is entirely great help”.

Mr Myers’ significant other, Kim, is too disturbed to even consider speaking about it, he said.

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