26 Nov 2017

Lake Benmore search resumes for missing man

11:43 am on 26 November 2017

A search will resume today for a man reported missing at Lake Benmore after failing to return home on Friday night.

George Agnew, 66, from Ashburton, had been camping in the Haldon Arm Reserve and last spoke to his family on Tuesday.

Mr Agnew's eight-metre yacht, Solar Heat, was found abandoned on the lake yesterday morning.

Search and rescue teams and Coastguard have been searching for him.