21 Mar 2017

New Zealander reported missing in Bali after rescue attempt

11:21 am on 21 March 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting the family of a New Zealander believed to be missing in Bali.

The embassy in Jakarta is following up with the local police after reports that the man went missing while trying to rescue another tourist hit by a wave.

Balinese media outlet Tribun Bali said the 23-year-old New Zealander and a 20-year-old German woman were among three people taking photos at the Angel Billabong tourist area when they were hit by the wave.

It reported that the young woman was rescued by another person and was in hospital and the other tourist, who hit his head on a rock, was in intensive care.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said for privacy reasons it would not be providing further details.