Search For Missing Man Off Wairarapa Coast Suspended
13 January 2013 – 2.25pm
Search For Missing Man Off Wairarapa
The search for a
72-year-old man missing off the Wairarapa coast has been
The Martinborough man went out
from Sandy Bay near Te Awaiti at 11am on Thursday to set a
crayfish pot, and on Friday his 2-3m inflatable boat was
found 68km (37 nautical miles) off the coast
Friday the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ)
has managed a search involving a RNZAF P3 Orion,
helicopters, fishing boats and the Police Dive Squad, which
undertook a series of dives in the Sandy Bay area throughout
The decision to suspend the search was
reached after a detailed review.
Zealand says the man's family have been informed of the
decision. It says the decision would be reviewed, should any
new information come to light.
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