Name release: Missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere
Police can now release the name of the kayaker who went
missing on Lake Ellesmere last week.
He was Louis Solofua,
59, from Christchurch.
Police intend to conduct a further
aerial search of the lake tomorrow, supported by the North
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