22 Feb 2020

Search for teen missing at Waihi resumes

10:36 am on 22 February 2020

The search has resumed this morning for a teenager who was caught in a rip at Waihi Beach yesterday.

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Police say the young man was swimming with a group when he got into trouble at about 12.30pm yesterday afternoon.

Surf lifeguards and the Coastguard were joined by a rescue helicopter in the search yesterday but failed to find him.

Local lifeguards are resuming the search this morning using inflatable rescue boats.