THE body of an amateur prawn fisherman has been located at a beach near Norah Head.
The man, 66, left home Sunday night for a prawning trip but failed to return.
A search that included the Hunter Westpac rescue helicopter with crews using night vision equipment failed to find any trace of the man.
However, the helicopter located his body at Pelican Beach, near Soldiers Beach, about 9am.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.