Sunday, 19 September 2021 - 1:23pm |

UPDATE: Search and rescue operation in Marokopa and Kiritehere, Waikato District

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A land-based search continues today on the coastline around Kiritehere Beach and the Marokopa River mouth.

Involved are volunteers from the Waitomo LandSAR group, alongside Hamilton LandSAR, with oversight from NZ Police Search and Rescue.

New teams are coming in today to refresh the existing teams, and include police staff working with drones to aid the search efforts.

Numbers of people involved in searching will depend on daily requirements and the conditions.

While the current search base at Marokopa Hall will be stood down today, search efforts are not over.

Police remain determined to bring answers to the family and community, and work will continue to do this.

We are also thankful to the local community who continue to play an active role in assisting the search.


Issued by the Police Media Centre