Human remains recovered from Farewell Spit have been confirmed as being 26 year old Dutch tourist Ken Boogers.
Mr Boogers was last seen alive on 21 March on Pillar Pt track near Wharariki in Golden Bay.
A large search and rescue operation lasted several days failed to find any trace of Mr Boogers in the area. Helicopter search teams were called in to scour the area.
On 20 April human remains were found by a member of the public on Farewell Spit and further remains were located on 28 April. Ken Boogers family were advised that the remains may have belonged to him at the time.
Arrangements are being made to return the body to Holland where his family have been advised of his death.