20 Dec 2014

Searchers fail to find missing fisherman

10:03 pm on 20 December 2014

Searchers have failed to find a fisherman reported missing near Nelson this afternoon.

The man, who is in his thirties, was fishing with a net near the mouth of the Waimea River with friends when he was seen getting into trouble about 4pm.

Golfers at the nearby Greenacres Golf Club raised the alarm.

Land and water search teams scoured the area tonight but were unable to find the man.

The police dive squad will join the search in the morning.