18 Nov 2011

Dive squad to search for man missing from yacht

10:23 am on 18 November 2011

Police in Wanaka are continuing their search for a missing boatie.

They say Trevor Lloyd Hawke, 70, was sailing with another person in Roys Bay at about 6pm on Thursday when the yacht suddenly lurched and he fell out.

Sergeant Aaron Nicholson says Mr Hawke tried in vain to get back on board and was last seen going under the water.

He says a police search involving the local coastguard got under way at 7.30am on Friday and a dive squad is expected to scour the area as well.