24 Feb 2017

River search for missing man in Manawatu

1:52 pm on 24 February 2017

Search and rescue teams and a police dive squad are searching the Manawatu River for a missing man.

Looking up stream of the wide and still Manawatū river.

The Manawatu River Photo: 123rf

Christopher Neal was last seen in Pahiatua on Monday evening and reported missing on Wednesday.

Police said they had concerns for the safety of the 36-year-old. They asked the public to help find him.

Today's search efforts were near the Balance Bridge, but would move south as the day went on.

Mr Neal is about 173 centimetres tall, of thin build and wore a grey cap, grey singlet and denim shorts.

His grey Holden Colorado car was found.