Search for bodies of missing fishermen called off

The Governor fishing vessel. Photo / supplied
The Governor fishing vessel. Photo / supplied

The search for the bodies of two fishermen missing since their boat sank near the mouth of Milford Sound has been called off.

Skipper Kevin Cosgrove, 60, and crew member Nirvana Reynolds, 16, were on The Governor when it sank on September 15.

Its wreckage was previously found on the sea floor about 2.5km from Yates Point.

Another search yesterday found currents had shifted the vessel about 200 metres south but members of the police and navy dive squads were unable to find the bodies.

The dive was carried out in clear conditions and divers were able to use camera equipment that provided good views of the inside and outside of the vessel.

The men's families have been informed of the outcome and the matter has been referred to the coroner.

Police again extended their sympathies to the families of the fishermen and thanked the Navy Dive Team.

- APNZ

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