Searches to find a kayaker who did not return from a trip on Lake Ellesmere this morning have concluded for the day.
The man was reported overdue around midday today, having been expected to return a couple of hours earlier.
Police helped co-ordinate a search for the man, which was assisted by Garden City Helicopters from the air, and vessels from the Waimakariri-Ashley Coastguard and Surf Life Saving NZ on the water with IRBs and jet skis.
The man’s kayak was located around 2:30pm but he was not found. Police are speaking with his family members who were at the lake.
The search will resume in the morning.
Issued by the Police Media Centre