Hokitika River search continues
Police are continuing the search for the 9-year-old girl who was swept into the water at the Hokitika River mouth yesterday.
Overnight, a search of the river mouth was conducted at low tide.
Today a shoreline search will resume, and a helicopter will be deployed to access more remote areas.
Difficult sea conditions mean a water-based search cannot occur at this stage.
Police are also continuing to support the girl’s family at this difficult time.