Source: New Zealand Police – Air search reveals no sign of missing men

Counties Manukau

The search for two fishermen missing at Port Waikato since Monday afternoon has resumed this morning with the Eagle helicopter sweeping the area.

Search conditions and visibility are reported to be good however the air search has revealed no sign of the missing pair.

Police Maritime Unit was last night attempting to recover the boat which was located overturned on the bar, however it has become stuck.  This morning Police have been able to reach the boat again to inspect it, determining that the missing men are not inside the boat.

Eagle helicopter has also searched the Manukau bar area for the 74 year old man who has been missing since Thursday evening when he was thrown from his boat, also finding no sign of him.

Police are continuing to support the family of the three missing men at this very difficult time.

Issued by Kimberley Mathews/Communications Manager, Counties Manukau Police


Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.