Searchers looking for missing Canadians Connor HAYES and Joanna LAM have recovered a woman's body from the beach near Haast this afternoon.
Police believe the body is that of Joanna LAM, but that will not be confirmed until formal identification has been completed.
Searchers have not seen any sign of her companion Connor HAYES.
The body was discovered about 2.30pm on the stretch of beach between Haast and Kniights Point, very close to where the fuel tank from their vehicle was recovered earlier in the week.
Next of kin have been advised.