10 Sep 2018

Man still missing after dinghy flipped in Southland yesterday

10:56 am on 10 September 2018

A 25-year-old man remains missing after a dinghy overturned in a Southland estuary yesterday.

Three men were in the dinghy which flipped in the Riverton Estuary about 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.

A member of the public alerted an off-duty police officer and they were able to retrieve one of the men from the water.

A second swam to safety.

The third was not located and remains missing.

The Police National Dive Squad will arrive in Southland this morning to assist in the search.