Divers scour Lake Rotoiti for missing man

1:28 pm on 6 January 2017

Divers are continuing to scour Lake Rotoiti, near Rotorua, for a 48-year-old man whose life jacket came off after he jumped from his boat and failed to resurface.

Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Plenty

Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Plenty Photo: Ross Fowler

Police were called to the area just after 2pm yesterday and a search and rescue operation got underway.

Eight boats were used, along with a rescue helicopter, but with no success.

Police said the dive squad took to the water again this morning at 7.30am.