Helicopters, fishing boats seek for lacking pāua divers


A search is underway for two missing pāua divers in Wairarapa.

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A search is underway for 2 lacking pāua divers in Wairarapa.

Search and rescue groups are searching for two pāua divers lacking off the Wairarapa coast.

The pair, who have been diving utilizing snorkels, did not return to shore close to Mataikona after coming into the water to search for pāua on Friday. Police have been alerted at 11.34am .

Sergeant Anthony Matheson mentioned a search had been launched involving two helicopters, the Police’s Girl Elizabeth IV boat and numerous fishing vessels concerned in a near-by fishing competitors.

A helicopter and the Girl Elizabeth have been nonetheless searching for the pāua divers as of Friday night and the search was set to proceed till darkish.

Police mentioned the search would begin once more within the morning if the divers weren’t discovered on Friday night.