Missing person found dead in Nambucca State Forest

A NAMBUCCA Heads man who was reported missing last week has been found deceased.

On Tuesday, the 40-year-old man told family members he was going surfing but never returned home.

Police conducted extensive searches of Nambucca Heads, Urunga, Valla Beach and Scotts Head throughout the week and weekend.

About 3:30pm on Sunday, police were called to the Nambucca State Forest after the man was found deceased by a member of the public.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers, however, the man's death is not believed to be suspicious.