5 Jan 2009

Missing man had been drinking

9:56 am on 5 January 2009

Police say a man who fell from a boat in the Bottle Top Bay area near Papakura on Saturday, had been drinking heavily.

Police say Loielu Faiao, 33, fell overboard when a wave swamped the craft and his intoxication may have impaired his ability to swim.

Divers will search the area on Monday.

Mr Faiao was not wearing a life jacket.