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Search of River Continues For Missing Clutha Teenager

Search of River Continues For Missing Clutha Teenager

The search of the Clutha River for missing teenager, Blake Sinclair, continues today.

Eighteen-year-old Mr Sinclair, who is from the Clutha Valley, went missing in the Clutha River on Saturday afternoon (12 January) while kneeboarding behind a boat.

Today is the third day that searchers have been looking for Mr Sinclair.

Four members of the National Police Dive Squad arrived at the site last evening and today are searching an area downstream from where Mr Sinclair was last seen.

In addition to the Police Dive Squad, 18 jetboats each with three people on board are searching the river.

Twenty-five local LandSAR volunteers are also conducting a land-based search along the river's edge.

All of the above teams are searching areas downstream from the Waitahuna River mouth.

Five Clutha District Council staff are also assisting with the land-based search using quadbikes to search the Clutha River mouth and adjacent coastline.


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