4 Apr 2015

Paused search for missing boatie to resume

8:41 am on 4 April 2015

Rescue teams say a police dive search for a man missing in the Manukau Harbour, paused last night due to dangerous conditions, will resume today.

The 74-year-old man has been missing since his boat capsized at about half past five last night near the harbour entrance.

The Police coastal team said the divers couldn't search properly yesterday because of three-to-four metre swells in shallow water.

A police helicopter will search a five-kilometre area between South Head and Hamilton's Gap, while Land Search and Rescue teams search the coast on foot.