A person who left clothes on a Wellington beach is being sought by police, who have concerns for their safety.
A search and rescue operation is under way after items of clothing were found on Hataitai Beach, near Evans Bay Parade, at around 9pm Monday evening.
The clothing items are green-and-orange Nike running shoes, a faded black T-shirt and a pair of green-and-white ankle socks.
A male wearing a pair of black shorts was seen entering the water around the same time the clothing was abandoned, however police do not know whether he is connected.
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Wellington Police are seeking assistance from the public to identify the owner of the clothes as they have concerns for the person's safety.
Anyone who has seen a male matching this description or wearing the clothes described is asked to contact police on 105 and quote event P045434543.