Police stop efforts to use drone to search for body

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 9 July 2020

The police are stopping an American family from searching for their drowned son's body in Lake Wakatipu.

Tyler Nii's body was never found after a tandem skydive went wrong in early 2018. His instructor survived.

The Nii family of San Jose has an underwater drone ready to go and will pay all the costs for a search early next year, pandemic permitting.

The police say their technical advice is it won't work - so they've refused permission.

Tom Crossmon of Minnesota owns the $400,000 drone and would run the search.