Body Found Floating In Water Near Waiheke

Publish Date
Sunday, 16 August 2015, 1:43PM
Photo- NZ Herald

Photo- NZ Herald

Police Eagle helicopter, four Coastguard vessels, Police launch Deodar III and several members of the public were a part of the search.

The body of a missing jetski fisherman has since been found.

The 61-year-old Auckland man notified Coastguard at 2.30pm yesterday when he set off from Half Moon Bay for a day of fishing.

His wife raised the alarm at 8.30pm yesterday when he didn't return from his trip.

His jetski was found overnight, anchored with a fishing line out.

Police said a local boatie found a body floating in the water between Waiheke and Motuihe islands about midday.

Police said the body has been identified as the missing jetski fisherman.

He was wearing a lifejacket when found in the water.

Coastguard, police and volunteer boaties and jetskiers all contributed to the search.

Source- NZ Herald