Two kayakers are missing after setting out from Sumner,
Christchurch yesterday morning.
Police said two men, aged 46 and 17, took their kayak to
Sumner to go kayaking some time after 10.45am and failed to
Their stationwagon had been found still parked at the Sumner
A search has begun for the pair, with police saying they were
extremely concerned for their safety.
The kayak was described as a red and orange Malibu two-person
The men were both wearing three-quarter length wetsuits. One
was wearing a yellow lifejacket and the other a red
Police appealed to boat operators to keep a look out around
the Sumner, Lyttelton area of Banks Peninsula.
Anyone with any information was asked to call police or
Search and Rescue co-ordinator Logan Penrose on 03 9725917.