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A body has been found at Waimataitai Beach in Timaru.
Police said they were not able to release any further information yet.
Searchers had been looking for a woman reported missing in Timaru since Tuesday.
Shelley Lurajud, 43, was last seen by her father on Tuesday afternoon, when she left to go out for a walk.
Ms Lurajud, who has severely impaired sight and hearing, had not returned home since.