30 Nov 2023

Owner of upturned kayak found off Kāpiti Coast located

7:18 pm on 30 November 2023
Raumati Beach kayak

The kayak found at Raumati Beach. Photo: Supplied / NZ police

Police have located the owner of a kayak found today off Raumati Beach on the Kāpiti Coast, around 60km north-west of Wellington.

Officers were earlier trying to establish if anyone was on board the kayak at the time it upturned.

Raumati Beach kayak

Items found in the kayak. Photo: Supplied / NZ police

LandSAR volunteers helped police search the Kāpiti Coast shoreline.

The kayak is not related to the Michaela Ledger missing person case or any other current missing person cases police have conducted searches for in the past.

Raumati Beach kayak

Photo: Supplied / NZ police