24 Nov 2017

Police name fisherman missing off BOP coast

8:24 pm on 24 November 2017

A fisherman missing since his boat overturned off the Bay of Plenty coast on Monday evening has been named as Jason Elijah Shane Manuka Lines.

Bowentown Harbour.

Bowentown Harbour. Photo: Google Maps

His aluminium boat capsized on the Bowentown harbour bar.

Police said they were called after 11pm when two others in the group - a 28-year-old man and a 10-year-old - made it safely to shore.

Despite an extensive search Mr Lines still hasn't been found.

Searchers including the police dive squad and a navy vessel are completing the search this evening.

The police said Mr Lines' family have been notified.