7 Mar 2015

Search for missing kayaker called off for night

9:50 pm on 7 March 2015

Police in Wellington have called off the search for a kayaker believed to be missing off Island Bay on the South Coast.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter and police maritime boat, Lady Liz, assisted in the search which has been called off due to darkness.

The police say they received a call shortly before 7.30 pm this evening saying there was a kayaker about 100 metres offshore.

They are not sure if the kayaker is in trouble.

They are asking for anyone who knows about a person kayaking in the Island Bay area at about 7pm today or knows of anyone out kayaking who has failed to return home to contact them.