Body found in search for missing Auckland boatie

3:58 pm on 22 August 2020

Police say a body has been found in the search for a missing boatie in the Auckland region.


Mahurangi Photo: Supplied / Auckland Council

The police dive squad, marine unit and the coastguard have been scouring an area of the Mahurangi Harbour, north of Orewa, looking for a missing man in his 60s.

A body has been found today, a couple of kilometres south of the Scotts Landing point near the entrance to the harbour.

Police say they were told yesterday evening that a man who lives on a boat in the harbour was missing, after he didn't turn up to work. The last confirmed sighting of him was on Thursday night, and a grey outboard dingy that was usually tied to his yacht was also missing.

The police maritime unit and police helicopter began searching yesterday evening, and restarted the search early this morning.

Formal identification is yet to take place.

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