Search launched for missing kayaker

Photo / Thinkstock
Photo / Thinkstock

A search has been launched for a man who went missing after he and a woman fell out of their kayaks while paddling off the north of Gisborne this afternoon.

The man, believed to be in his mid-20s, and the woman got into trouble about 1km from the beach near Turihaua Point.

A nearby boat rescued the woman but the man disappeared, police said.

The incident was reported to police at 4.40pm.

The Eastland Community Rescue helicopter, a plane and surf lifesaving boats from Wainui were this evening searching for the man, who was not wearing a life jacket.

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 26 May 2017 05:18:26 Processing Time: 309ms