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Search Continues for Missing Kayaker

Search Continues for Missing Kayaker

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 - 10:46am

Eastern

Police and other agencies in Tairawhiti are continuing the search for a missing kayaker today. Last night a 25 year old Gisborne man went missing after falling from his kayak at about 4pm yesterday afternoon. His female companion was rescued but he was not located despite a water-borne search operation involving sea and aircraft being undertaken.

The search resumed at first light this morning and involved a shore search and deployment of RIBs by local surf livesaving personnel. Police Dive Squad is en route and will be deployed to the scene of the man's disappearance.

Police will provide relevant updates as they occur. Police are liaising with the man's family and will not release his name at this stage.

Enquiries to Inspector Hirone Waretini, Eastern District Police 021 190 5614.

ENDS

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