Te Awaiti, South Wairarapa - Search and Rescue
Location: Te Awaiti, South Wairarapa
Search and Rescue
description: Search and Rescue
about 8.20pm on Thursday the 10th of January 2013 Police
were alerted to the presence of an unoccupied motor vehicle
and trailer at Sandy Bay near Te Awaiti, east of
Police inquires have revealed that a
72-year-old Martinborough man went to the area at about
11.00am that morning to set a crayfish pot in a small
Weather conditions during the day
consisted of very high off shore winds and rough seas. The
Westpac rescue helicopter was deployed to the area to search
but was forced to return due to high winds.
An Air Force
Orion is due to search the area at 6am this morning.
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