Search and rescue teams have found a body believed to be that of Marlborough man Bert Kuiti, who was reported missing earlier this week.

Police have been leading the search for 38-year-old Kuiti who was last seen last Thursday driving a green Holden Vectra.

The vehicle has since been found crashed on Maungatapu Rd in Pelorus.

LandSAR today located a body which they believed to be Kuiti, near the carpark at the end Maungatapu Rd.

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Police have notified Kuiti's family.