Search and rescue, Wellington

Published
17/01/2021

 

A Search and Rescue operation has been launched on Wellington’s outh coast after a kayak was found floating in the water earlier today.


The kayak – pictured – was located around 3:30pm in Tarakena Bay, with some freshly-caught fish on it.


Police inquiries have identified an individual who was thought to have gone kayaking this morning, who has not returned when expected.


A helicopter is in the air searching, and Police Search and Rescue are also conducting land-based searches.


The Police boat Lady Liz, and a Wellington Airport rescue boat are also searching on the water.