The body of a teenage kayaker who went missing in southern Tasmania has been found.
Valentine Bester, 19, was reported missing by friends on Thursday night after failing to complete a day trip.
He set off from Roches Beach, east of Hobart, around 11am and was intending to reach Lime Beach on the Tasman Peninsula.
A member of the public found a body, believed to belong to Mr Bester, at a boat ramp in the area on Friday morning.
Friends said he had planned to trace the coastline around Seven Mile Beach and Carlton River. They reported him missing around 5:30pm on Thursday.
“Our thoughts are with Valentine’s family and loved ones at this difficult time,” Acting Inspector Michael Foster said after a large-scale air and sea search.
Crews are working to find the missing kayak.
Conditions have been windy in Tasmania’s south, with a severe weather warning in place for gusts up to 100km/h.