27 Aug 2010

Further search fails to find Bay of Islands man

4:15 pm on 27 August 2010

There is still no sign of a man missing for two weeks and presumed drowned in the Bay of Islands.

Earl Raison, 48, was last seen at a house near the Russell Boating Club on 13 August.

Police believe Mr Raison tried to row a dinghy out to his yacht after drinking with friends and fell overboard.

A search and rescue team carried out a further search of the shoreline on Thursday on foot and in kayaks, but found no trace of him.

Police are asking Bay of Islands people to contact them if they find clothing or oars that might have come from Mr Raison's upturned dinghy.