The search for a teenager feared drowned at a popular Christchurch beach will resume this morning.
The 14-year-old was one of two boys swimming at Scarborough Beach, in Sumner, yesterday afternoon when he disappeared in choppy waters.
A search launched just before 3.30pm by authorities was scaled back after 5pm. However, the boy's family continued to search.
A police spokeswoman said today the search would continue at first light.
Today's forecast is for a few morning showers clearing but remaining mostly cloudy.