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Body Found On Banks Of Hunter River

Believed to be a 73-year-old man

The search for a man who vanished near Tomago Boat Ramp early Friday morning has come to a tragic end.

Police have confirmed the discovery of a body on the banks of the Hunter River at midday, which they believe is that of the 73-year-old.

He disappeared at about 3am sparking a massive search involving police divers, water police, the Westpac Rescue Chopper and local officers.

The body was found about a kilometre west of where he disappeared.