15 Feb 2012

Yachtsman may have fallen overboard

8:05 am on 15 February 2012

The Rescue Coordination Centre says a man who went missing from his yacht in the Bay of Plenty may have fallen overboard while trying to anchor.

A search for Richard Rusbatch, 56, began yesterday after his yacht Honfleur was found unmanned near Mayor Island.

A search of the island will be held on Wednesday.