24 Jan 2011

Police appeal for sightings of missing swimmer

8:45 am on 24 January 2011

Thames police are appealing for sightings of a woman who has not been seen since going for a swim in the Firth of Thames.

The 43-year-old went into the water at Te Puru, just before 7.30pm on Sunday.

Search and Rescue teams looked for the woman on Sunday night and again from first light on Monday.

The missing woman is of medium buid with short blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a dark blue or black rash suit and pale blue board shorts and was carrying a white towel.