10 Jun 2012

River search for missing motorist extended

2:07 pm on 10 June 2012

The search for a Korean woman whose car crashed into the Waikato River is being extended north to Ngaruawahia.

The 40-year-old's car broke through a steel railing on Pukete Bridge in Hamilton and plunged into the river overnight on Wednesday.

The car has been recovered but searchers are yet to find the woman.

Police said a boat crew was on Sunday searching as far as Ngaruawahia.