Search enters fourth day after boat found capsized

9:59 am on 25 March 2017

The search for a boatie missing off the Tauranga coast has resumed this morning.

Mayor Island / Tuhua

Mayor Island / Tuhua Photo: Wikicommons

The missing boatie is believed to be 39-year-old Karl Earwaker of Te Awamutu.

Police, Coastguard, Navy and search and rescue volunteers began searching for Mr Earwaker on Tuesday after his boat was found capsized two nautical miles south of Mayor Island.

The search today will be supported by the Navy using sonar equipment to search the sea floor.

There will also be a shoreline search of the southern end of Mayor Island.