Search for swimmer resumes in Wairarapa

Up to 60 people were now involved in the search. Photo / Supplied
Up to 60 people were now involved in the search. Photo / Supplied

The search for a young Fijian man who went missing at a remote Wairarapa beach four days ago will resume today.

Eroni Ravaga-Gaunavou, 22, was swimming with a small group of friends just north of Akitio, 85km southeast of Dannevirke, when he went under the water and did not resurface on Monday.

The former Fijian Sevens team member came to New Zealand two months ago to play for the Puketoi Rugby Club.

Up to 60 people were now involved in the search for him, many of them community members, friends and rugby club friends of the popular young Fijian man, Sergeant Andy Brooke said.

They were checking the beach at every low tide north and south of the point where Mr Ravaga-Gaunavou was last seen.

- APNZ

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