17 Jan 2019

Dive squad joins search for man missing in Whanganui River

11:57 am on 17 January 2019

The police dive squad has been brought in to continue the search for a man missing in the Whanganui River.

Map of Whanganui River, near the airport.

Photo: Google Maps

The man was reported to be in distress in the river near Whanganui Airport just after 7pm yesterday.

Police, Coastguard, surf lifesavers and a Westpac rescue helicopter were unable to find him.

Police remained in the area overnight.

The dive squad travelled to Whanganui from Wellington to continue the search.