Update: Missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere
The search for a kayaker missing on Lake Ellesmere has
concluded for the day.
Unfortunately the missing
man has not yet been located.
Police would like to
thank Waimakariri-Ashley Coastguard and Surf Life Saving NZ
for their valuable assistance with the search to date.
Police are reviewing the search activity undertaken so
far and assessing possible next steps.
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