The body of a Blenheim man was found in a creek on the outskirts of Blenheim yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said a member of the public came across the body and a bicycle in a creek in the Riverlands area around 11am.
The man has been formally identified, but police are not releasing his name until his family have been told, the spokeswoman said.
It is understood the body is that of missing man Glenn McGregor, 39, who was last seen on Thursday last week at his home.
Comments made on Facebook after Mr McGregor went missing last week revealed he was a keen cyclist who often biked or walked up the Wither Hills.
He had worked as a fill-room operator at WineWorks Marlborough for the past eight years.
It is understood a colleague of Mr McGregor's found his body.
WineWorks Marlborough general manager Peter Crowe said Mr McGregor's work colleagues were devastated.
"Glenn was a valued member of our team," he said. "Our thoughts are with his family and his children."
His colleagues had set up a search team after he failed to appear for his night shift on Thursday, he said.
"He hadn't reported for work, which was unusual," he said.
"They're a close-knit team, so it's a tough time for everyone."
A section of the track from Cobb Cottage Rd towards the industrial estate was cordoned off.
Police are investigating how the man came to be in the water, the spokeswoman said. They are not looking for anyone else in relation to the death, she said.
A man who lives in the area said police arrived just after 11am.
He was told somebody had fallen off their bike and landed in the creek.
The creek was a shallow, man-made drain, the man said.
- The Marlborough Express