The body of a man recovered from the Waikato River has been identified as Nicholas Taiaroa Stevens, who was reported missing from a health care facility on Monday.

District Field Crime Manager, Acting Detective Inspector Ross Patterson, said the body of a man was recovered from the Waikato River shortly before 11am in a stretch of water near Parana Park.

Mr Stevens, 21, was from Hamilton.

police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with Mr Steven's death and the matter had been reported to the Coroner.


Mr Patterson said the missing man had been the subject of a variety of searches and inquiries since being reported missing and police wished to acknowledge the sightings reported of him by the public and the actions of Waikato Search and Rescue volunteers who had assisted in trying to locate him.