Search underway for missing diver in Wellington

9:12 pm on 5 December 2022
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The person was out free-diving and failed to return this afternoon. Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Multiple agencies are searching for a missing diver in Wellington.

Police said the diver was reported overdue this afternoon in the Karaka Bay area after they did not return from a free-dive.

Police, including the maritime unit and dive squad are searching for the person, as well as Coastguard and Surf Lifesaving.

A helicopter is also circling the wider area.

"Further information will be provided as it becomes available," police said.