10 Jun 2019

Lake search for missing man remains suspended

1:11 pm on 10 June 2019

The search for a missing boatie in Fiordland National Park remains on hold until conditions improve.

Reflection of snowy mountains in Lake Hauroko in the Southern Scenic Route, New Zealand

High water levels and poor conditions have prevented the search from resuming. Photo: 123RF

It's been more than a week since a Christchurch couple and their boat were reported missing on Lake Hauroko.

The woman's body was found on 1 July but the man remains missing.

Police said the search was on hold over the weekend because conditions were not suitable.

The spokesperson said the situation was being continually reassessed.

High water levels and poor conditions had prevented the search from resuming since Wednesday last week.

Police have asked anyone who may locate any debris to record its location, photograph it and contact them.

Lake Hauroko is the country's deepest lake, reaching 462m.

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