11 Sep 2018

Police dive squad winds down search for missing man

10:30 pm on 11 September 2018

The Police National Dive Squad is winding down its search for a man missing after a dinghy overturned in a Southland estuary at the weekend.

Searchers were back at the Riverton Estuary this morning with the dive squad supported by the Riverton Coastguard and local volunteers.

Three men were in the dinghy when it flipped on Sunday afternoon.

Two managed to get to safety but the third man, named tonight as 28-year-old local Jamie Stephen Boniface, has been missing since then.