18 Sep 2015

Drink bottle may belong to missing boatie

6:15 pm on 18 September 2015

Searchers scouring the South Otago coastline for two boaties missing since Wednesday have found a drink bottle that may belong to one of them.

Whetuki Sam Kopua and Matekino Lucy Burling, both from Owaka, were on board a five metre boat found upturned in the sea off Nugget Point yesterday.

The police say searches have continued today on foot, by boat and by plane.

A drink bottle that may belong to Mrs Burling was found on the shore in between the two mouths of the Clutha river.

The Police have also downloaded information from a GPS device from the boat, which has helped pinpoint where it may have capsized.

Both land and water searches will continue tomorrow.