Update - search for missing 14-year-old in Sumner

Update - search for missing 14-year-old in Sumner

Canterbury

Please attribute to Area Commander, Canterbury Metro, Superintendent Lane Todd:

Police are assessing the next step in the search for the 14-year-old boy who went missing in the water near Sumner yesterday afternoon.

Police are treating the incident as a recovery operation with around 20 volunteers and police staff searching the water near Taylor’s Mistake today.

This has been a very difficult time for this young man’s family and we are continuing to liaise closely with them.

Police will re-assess the plan going forward and any update will be shared proactively.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre