23 Jul 2018

Dive squad resumes search for chopper pilot

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 23 July 2018

The police national dive squad will be back on Lake Wanaka this morning searching for chopper pilot Matthew Wallis. The 39-year-old was on a solo flight on Saturday afternoon when his Robinson R44 helicopter disappeared. Wreckage from the aircraft and an oil slick have been found and the pilot is now presumed dead. Philippa Tolley speaks to the man in charge of the search for Mr Wallis, Detective Sergeant Derek Shaw.