Please attribute to Nelson Bays Area Commander Inspector Matt Scoles:
Police can confirm the body located at Cape Foulwind has been identified as Mikhail Buchanan.
A formal identification process has now been completed and we can confirm the body is that of Mikhail, who went missing at Maruia Falls in June.
I want to acknowledge Mikhail's family, who have been through an extremely distressing past few months.
We hope that by bringing Mikhail home to his whanau provides them with some closure.
Issued by Police Media Centre