Update on Missing Bulls Man, Kevin Hartley

Update on Missing Bulls Man, Kevin Hartley

Missing man Kevin Hartley

Please attribute to Sergeant Andy Brooke, Manawatu SAR:

Hundreds of volunteers spent the weekend searching for 54-year-old Kevin Hartley, last seen in the Scott's Ferry beach area near Bulls.

There was a large search for Kevin over the weekend, involving more than 250 civilian volunteers on Saturday and 63 on Sunday — that equates to about 1850 and 530 search hours respectively. 

This was in addition to the Search and Rescue, military, Rural Fire and Red Cross volunteers.

Kevin was last seen driving a quad bike from Parewanui Road, Scott's Ferry to the beach towards the bombing range tower in Santoft Forest on Friday 16 February.

The Santoft Forest and beach areas have been searched extensively in both directions from where the quad bike was left but still nothing of interest has been found.

There will be limited ongoing searches from now on but the investigation continues.


Issued by Police Media Centre