Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Day three – no trace of missing Dutch tourist


Search and rescue teams, including specialist search dogs from Canterbury have again failed to find any trace of missing Dutch tourist Ken Boogers.

Mr Boogers was last seen on the Pillar Point track which is in the area between Wharariki and Puponga in Golden Bay on Saturday. There have been no further confirmed sightings of him since that time.

The weather has remained fine today in the search area. Searchers are now pulling out for the night and the search will resume at first light on Thursday.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has seen Mr Boogers since Saturday. Anyone with information should call Nelson Police Ph 5463840 or Takaka Police Ph 5259211.

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