Police have confirmed a body found near Tikitapu (Blue Lake) is that of missing Rotorua man Ross McKendrick.

The 65-year-old was last seen on New Year's Eve when he left his Western Heights home.

Detective Sergeant John Wilson of Rotorua CIB said members of the public led police to the body yesterday afternoon.

Mr McKendrick was last seen on December 31 leaving Western Heights on a blue bicycle. He suffered from serious health issues which required constant medication.

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Mr Wilson said police were investigating the death but it was not being treated as suspicious.