Taranaki Police have confirmed the identity of the body located at the power station near the Port in New Plymouth on Sunday morning as 17-year-old Felipe Melo.
Felipe Melo went missing while rockclimbing at Paritutu Rock along with instructor Bryce Jourdain, aged 42 years and 17-year-old Stephen Kahukaka-Geyde on Wednesday 8 August.
Incident Controller Inspector Frank Grant says the Coroner is satisfied that the body is that of 17-year-old Felipe Melo.
"Today we have completed a further shoreline search in and around the Port area and Paritutu Rock, however we have not yet located the bodies of Bryce Jourdain or Stephen Kahukaka-Gedye at this time."
Police personnel in kayaks have also conducted a further search around the Port area and a helicopter has completed an aerial search this morning.
Inspector Grant says the search will resume again tomorrow morning.
"We are determined to return the bodies of Bryce and Stephen home to their families. We are continuing to provide support and assistance to the families at this tragic time."
Source: NZ Police