Navy to assist in missing Wellington boatie search
Navy to assist in missing Wellington boatie
Wednesday, 8 January 2014 -
Hutt Valley Police have requested the
assistance of the Navy Dive Team in the search for the
49-year-old man who fell into the Hutt River on
The Navy Dive Team will fly from Auckland by
Hercules today and expect to have the team in the water by
The team is able to use Remote
Environmental Monitoring Unit (REMUS) sonar equipment to
survey the sea floor which dive teams can then explore in
greater detail. It is expected that the Navy Dive Team
survey will take up to two days.
Police can now release
the name of the man at the centre of the search as Uikilifi
PENIAMINA who lived locally in Upper Hutt.
Steve Harwood says "We appreciate the Navy assisting us in
the search so that we can provide every reassurance to Mr
Peniamina's family that everything was done to reunite
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