30 Nov 2014

Search for fisherman continues

11:46 am on 30 November 2014

A detailed shoreline and aerial search is being carried out for a fisherman missing since his boat overturned north of Auckland yesterday.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach, north of Auckland. Photo: Photo NZ

The man and a companion were in an inflatable dinghy that was flipped by a gust of wind near Omaha Beach.

His companion was able to make it to shore, but an extensive search found no sign of the missing man who was not wearing a lifejacket.

Police said search and rescue staff resumed the search this morning and may be joined by police divers.

They said there would be a search along the shoreline as-well-as at sea.