Police find kayak, paddle but no man in Hamilton

Hamilton Police are trying to find the man who was calling for help on the Waikato River, near Flagstaff this evening, Fairfax reported. Photo / File
Hamilton Police are trying to find the man who was calling for help on the Waikato River, near Flagstaff this evening, Fairfax reported. Photo / File

Police are searching for a man who is believed to have been in a kayak without a paddle.

Police were alerted to a man yelling for help while floating down the Waikato River on a blue and white kayak around 5pm.

Waikato Police launched a boat to find the man. They found the kayak on the water and the paddle but the man is yet to be found.

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He was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and is thought to be in his 20s. He was not believed to be wearing a lifejacket at the time.

Contact the police on (07) 858 6200 if you are the man, know where he is or have seen him.

- NZ Herald

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