Police seek sightings of missing fisherman at Bethells Beach

Police seek sightings of missing fisherman at Bethells Beach

Myung Kang went missing on Saturday
Waitemata

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill, Waitemata Police.

A large-scale search for a missing fisherman at Bethells Beach is continuing, with Search and Rescue teams, life guards and the Police helicopter involved in efforts to find him.

Korean man Myung Kang went missing at the beach on Saturday January 5th.

His family became concerned that he hadn’t come home from his fishing trip and reported him missing to Police late on Sunday night.

Police immediately commenced searching for Mr Kang and his vehicle throughout Sunday night.

The 57-year-old’s white 2011 Toyota Prius has since been found in the Bethells Beach car park.

Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill is urging anyone who may have seen Mr Kang to contact Police.

“Saturday was a hot day and a large number of people took the opportunity to spend some time at Bethells Beach, so we are hopeful that someone has seen Mr Kang with his fishing gear,” he says.

“We are appealing to the public to come forward with any sightings of Mr Kang.

“Police appreciate that this is a very difficult and worrying time for Mr Kang’s family and we are providing them with support.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Waitemata Police on 09 839 0697.

ENDS

Adriana Weber/NZ Police