The owner of the kayak police found floating off the coast of Raumati Beach this morning has been located safe and well.
“Police wish to thank everybody who provided assistance,” police said just after 7pm.
The kayak was found anchored and upturned this morning and police were urgently trying to find out if anyone was on board it at the time it overturned, with the help of search and rescue teams.
“While we have not received any reports of missing people at this stage, we are urgently seeking to locate the owner or occupants of the kayak, or anyone who may know how the kayak came to be located upturned off the coast of Raumati Beach,” they said earlier.
Police confirmed the kayak was not related to the Michaela Ledger missing persons case or any other current missing persons case.
Vita Molyneux is a Wellington-based journalist who covers breaking news and stories from the capital. She has been a journalist since 2018 and joined the Herald in 2021.