Body confirmed as Tas flood victim

AAP

A body found in a Tasmanian lake last month has been identified as a farmer who was swept away in fatal floods almost two years ago.

Trevor Foster, the uncle of world champion wood chopper David Foster, was checking on sheep at his Ouse property on June 6, 2016 when he was caught out by a nearby rising river.

Extensive searches failed to find any trace of the 81-year-old.

On March 21 a farmer discovered a body in Meadowbank Lake, some 20km from where Mr Foster was last seen.

Tasmania Police confirmed on Wednesday the body is that of Mr Foster

Two other people died when extreme rains hit the island state in June and July 2016.

Hundreds of sheep and cattle were also killed.