'The body of a British woman who went missing from a yacht off Mexico during hurricane Odile has been found, state prosecutors say.

The Foreign Office confirmed one Briton had died after a search operation was launched earlier this week for Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood in the aftermath of the hurricane.

The couple, from London and Wolverhampton, are thought to have been living on their yacht in La Paz, near the tip of the Baja California peninsula, for a year.

Whitehouse is still missing, the Associated Press reported.'