12 Jul 2020

Search begins for fisherman missing on Lake Wakatipu

7:19 pm on 12 July 2020

A police operation is under way after a fisherman was reported missing in Glenorchy.

The TSS Earnslaw steam ship on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.

Photo: Unsplash / Holger Link

The man who went fishing in Lake Wakatipu near Benmore Place was reported missing by a friend who was fishing nearby.

Queenstown police, who were alerted around 3.20pm, say the man was last seen fishing near the shore before he went missing.

Police have started a search and rescue operation to find the missing man.