The search for a 79-year-old fisherman off the Kaikoura coast
is set to resume this morning.
The body of his 74-year-old companion was found yesterday,
within hours of their boat capsizing.
The two men had intended to check crayfish pots and set off
at 7am in a 16-foot boat. Around 8.15am it was found
semi-submerged in Whaler's Bay.
The dead man was found on the shoreline about 200 metres from
the vessel. He was wearing a lifejacket but it had not been
inflated, police said.
The boat was towed to shore yesterday afternoon and would be
examined by police investigators and Maritime New Zealand.
A police spokesman said at 8.30pm that the search would be
called off for the night and would resume about 6am today.
The operation had so far involved more than 20 people, boats,
a plane and a helicopter. The police dive squad was expected
to join the search.