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Missing Fisherman Located - Tauranga Harbour

Missing Fisherman Located - Tauranga Harbour - Bay of Plenty

A fisherman who has been missing on the Tauranga Harbour overnight has been
found.

The 60 year old man went fishing in a 4 metre aluminium dinghy in the Katikati area at about 4pm yesterday and was reported missing when he failed to return home as planned at 7pm.

A helicopter search last night had to be abandoned due to weather conditions.

At about 7:40 am police and ambulance were called to an address in Sharpe Road Aongatete after the man went to the address for assistance after making his way ashore early this morning.

He was uninjured, but tired and suffering from the effects of exposure.

He has been taken to Tauranga Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

ENDS


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