Air search reveals no sign of missing men

Air search reveals no sign of missing men

Counties Manukau

The search for two fishermen missing at Port Waikato since Monday afternoon has resumed this morning with the Eagle helicopter sweeping the area.

Search conditions and visibility are reported to be good however the air search has revealed no sign of the missing pair.

Police Maritime Unit was last night attempting to recover the boat which was located overturned on the bar, however it has become stuck.  This morning Police have been able to reach the boat again to inspect it, determining that the missing men are not inside the boat.

Eagle helicopter has also searched the Manukau bar area for the 74 year old man who has been missing since Thursday evening when he was thrown from his boat, also finding no sign of him.

Police are continuing to support the family of the three missing men at this very difficult time.

ENDS

Issued by Kimberley Mathews/Communications Manager, Counties Manukau Police
021 192 0717