The body of missing British hiker Stephanie Simpson has been found, New Zealand police have said.
The discovery was made at about 1.40pm on Friday in the Pyke Creek area.
The 32-year-old had not been seen since she went for a hike at the weekend in the Mount Aspiring national park, home to one of New Zealand’s highest peaks.
Earlier, searchers had found items in the area thought to belong to Simpson, including a pack and a pair of boots.
Sergeant Mark Kirkwood from West Coast Search and Rescue said her family were understandably grieving and had asked media to respect their request for privacy during this difficult time.
Police thanked those involved in the search since it began on Monday for their considerable efforts to locate Simpson.
“The search was extremely challenging at times, especially in consideration of the terrain, and the work of all involved is to be commended,” said Kirkwood.