2 May 2021

Two divers missing off Banks Peninsula found alive

6:35 pm on 2 May 2021

Two divers who went missing off earlier today have been found alive.

Aerial view of waterfront of Akaroa, New Zealand.

Akaroa in Banks Peninsula (file picture). Photo: 123RF

Authorities were notified when the divers failed to return to Akaroa at 2.20pm today, and commenced a search operation.

Police said both divers were being taken back to Akaroa by boat.