23 Oct 2009

Lake Taupo search for fishermen suspended

11:41 am on 23 October 2009

A search for two fisherman missing in Lake Tekapo since Wednesday is now suspended. Police say there is no chance they are still alive.

The body of Alexander Haywood, 72, was recovered from the water on Thursday, but his son Anthony, 46, and friend Murray Green, 54, are still missing.

Constable Brent Swanson told Morning Report it's extremely difficult to find bodies in Lake Tekapo. Also, he said it appears they were not wearing lifejackets.

However, periodic searches will be held over the next few weeks.