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Missing Diver Found Alive Off Mana Island

Missing Diver Found Alive Off Mana Island
New Zealand Police National News Release
4:47pm 8 February 2006

Missing diver Robert Hewitt has been found alive after more than 72 hours in the water.

Mr Hewitt, 38, a former Navy diver, was spotted from the Police Launch Lady Elizabeth III shortly after 4pm and pulled from the water.

Details are sketchy but he is alive, conscious, dehydrated and needing medical attention. A paramedic is hoped to be dropped by helicopter to the police launch which is now heading towards the Mana Cruising Club.

Searchers and Mr Hewitt's family are ecstatic at finding Mr Hewitt alive.

A media conference will be held at the Mana Cruising Club at 5.30pm attended by police and Mr Hewitt's brother, former All Black Norm Hewitt.


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