Wanganui River: Search for missing hunter
Search for missing
Tuesday, 1 July 2014 -
The search for a missing hunter in the
Wanganui River area south of Hokitika is continuing
Four search teams are currently in the field made
up of Police staff and members of Land Search and Rescue
from both Hokitika and south Westland.
are favourable allowing coverage of areas not possible
Previous search efforts include the area being
over flown with a helicopter. The helicopter was also used
to deploy a specialist white water rescue team who kayaked
the main river yesterday.
A tarpaulin that was identified
as belonging to the missing man was located on the banks of
the Wanganui River.
Family members are currently
travelling to Hokitika and there will be further
consultation with them prior to his name being
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