Missing Man Uretiti Beach
Northland District Headquarters
Walton Plaza, Whangärei
Thursday March 14, 2013
Police are searching for a 34-year-old Auckland man who went missing yesterday (March 13) off Uretiti Beach, south of Whangärei.
The man was seen entering the water about 5pm near the Department of Conservation (DOC) camp ground. About 6pm some DOC workers noticed that the man's clothes and deck chair were still on the beach, but there was no sign of him. His car had also been left in the camp ground.
Police were alerted and a
shoreline search was carried out using IRBs (inflatable
rubber boats) from the Ruakaka and Waipu Surf Clubs. The man
was not located and the search resumed at first light this
Police Search and Rescue staff are searching the shoreline this morning and a helicopter is also searching the area.