12 Nov 2022

Auckland boat capsize: Search resumes for child missing in Manukau Harbour

10:52 am on 12 November 2022
Clarks Beach

The boat carrying five passengers capsized off Clarks Beach in Manukau Harbour on Sunday. Photo: RNZ / Lucy Xia

The search has resumed for a boy missing after a boat capsized in the Manukau Harbour nearly a week ago.

Search efforts were suspended on Friday due to poor weather conditions.

Police said the Eagle helicopter and Coastguard air patrol would resume aerial searches today, assisted by surf life saving crews.

Local community members are also participating in a search today.

"We would like to remind those assisting in search efforts to please follow all water safety measures, with an emphasis on life jackets and at least two forms of communication," police said.

Five people were on board the vessel when it overturned off Clark's Beach last Sunday night.

One person died, two were rescued and two swam ashore.

A 10-year-old boy is still missing.

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