A man whose body was found washed up on Muriwai Beach this morning has been identified.

However, police will not yet release the 66-year-old man's name because they were still working to locate and notify next of kin.

A member of the public called police after discovering the body on the West Auckland beach about 10.25am.

The body was recovered today and a post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.

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Police will also be investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death.