Search for missing boatie | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Search for missing boatie

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at approximately 12.30 am on Monday 20 November to the Bowentown Bar, Waihi Beach to help search for a man missing after the boat he was in had overturned.

Two of the three people aboard the boat had made it to shore, but the third man was last seen clinging to the overturned boat. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter search the Waihi Beach coastline and the Matakana Island coastline using Night Vision Goggles but unfortunately was unable to locate the man.

For futher information, please contact the NZ Police.


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