Search and Rescue staff have discovered a body at Haumoana Beach, Eastern District.
The body was discovered at at 6.35am, when the search for a missing woman was getting ready to resume.
"The body is yet to be identified," says police.
A search has been underway for a woman who went missing after a "water incident" at Haumoana, Hawke’s Bay, yesterday afternoon.
Emergency services were notified around 4.50pm of three people that were in trouble in the water at Haumoana.
"Two children made it back on shore and were taken to hospital, and are in a stable condition," says police.