A BODY has been found at a West Australian beach during the search for a scuba diver who was reported missing on New Year’s Day.
Dean Gellatly, 41, was believed to be diving in an area off St Georges Beach at Geraldton, in the state’s Mid West region.
Emergency services were called when he failed to return home.
A sea and land search was launched, including the use of a spotter plane, and on Friday morning a body was found on the beach.
A police spokesman told AAP the body was yet to be formally identified but Mr Gellatly’s family had been notified about the development.