Search for missing fisherman to resume tomorrow

The search for a missing fisherman on Lake Wakatipu near Glenorchy has been suspended and will resume tomorrow.

Senior Sergeant Paula Enoka, of Queenstown, said the New Zealand man, who was not a local, was reported missing about 3.20pm yesterday.

He was fishing near the shore of Lake Wakatipu at the Buckler Burn river mouth, just south of the township.

Earlier today a boat carried out a shoreline search.

The Police National Dive Squad arrived early this afternoon and began to search the lake, police said.

"As at 5pm the search has been suspended to resume at 8am tomorrow morning."

LandSAR staff searched the shoreline on foot yesterday.

Queenstown Lakes harbourmaster Marty Black said the coastguard and first responders from Glenorchy were involved in yesterday's search.

"There were a couple of boats out there for quite a while," he said.

 

 

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