31 Jul 2008

Flood search continues for missing man

6:53 am on 31 July 2008

A search will resume on Thursday morning for a man in the Bay of Islands, whose partner was found dead during Thursday's storm.

Her body was found in swollen water near their home.

Police say the couple was new to the immediate area. Their car was parked nearby.

Police believe the woman, who was in her 40s, was swept away trying to ford a stream on Waikare Valley road by foot on Tuesday night. Her body was found more than 1km downstream.

The search for the man, 41, will resume on Thursday morning.