Police have named the man whose body was found near Pudney Rock off the coast of Tauranga.
He was 53-year-old Simon Francis Neil Oliver, of Maketu.
Oliver had not been seen since his car was found submerged in the Kaituna River following a crash on March 31, 2017.
The Serious Crash Unit’s investigation into the cause of that crash is ongoing.
Police were notified of the discovery about 1.45pm on Monday, near Pudney Rock off the coast of Tauranga.
Pudney is an underwater reef offshore between Mayor and Motiti Islands.