Update On Search Near Karioitahi Beach
Searching has continued today for a swimmer reported
missing in the water
near Karioitahi Beach.
missing man was swimming with two others on the evening of 2
they got into difficulty.
Two made it back to shore, but the third person remains missing.
Search efforts have been ongoing today with
support from Police Land SAR and
Surf Life Saving NZ.
Police can confirm that the man missing is
19-year-old Hiran Joseph, of
continuing to provide support to his family through this
difficult period of time.
Local iwi have
also placed down a rāhui on recreational fishing and
from today until 11 January.
from directly in front of the Surf Club at Karioitahi
heading north to Hamilton’s Gap.
thank the public for their compassion and understanding at
Further updates will continue to be provided as they become available.