31 Jan 2019

Two missing fishermen in Southland named

12:34 pm on 31 January 2019

The two fishermen who went missing off rocks at Slope Point in Southland on Sunday afternoon have been named.

Slope Point at the Catlins, Southland.

Slope Point at the Catlins, Southland. Photo: Google Maps

They are 23-year-old Shaun Orchard and 28-year-old Hendrix Kamo, both of Southland.

A marine search for the pair has been suspended but a land search continues daily in the wider Slope Point area.

Police said they would like to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of the volunteers and staff involved in the search.