No sign of teen missing in Clutha

An extensive search has failed to turn up any sign of a Clutha Valley teenager who went missing yesterday afternoon when he fell into the Clutha River.

Blake Mckenzie Sinclair (18) was with family kneeboarding behind a boat downstream from Clydevale when he fell into the river about 3.30pm.

After searchers failed to locate him last night, they resumed this morning, focusing their attention on both the river and its banks downstream from the Waitahuna confluence.

A helicopter was brought in to assist with the search, but police said efforts were hampered by the high level of the river and the poor visibility as a result of spilling from the headwaters.

More than 100 people, including numerous volunteers, assisted with the search today.

Police said they would continue the search tomorrow


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