Police dive squad arrives in Glenorchy

Jan 14, 2023

The police dive squad has arrived at Glenorchy this morning to search for a person missing since an intensive, unsuccessful search yesterday afternoon.

A search was launched on Lake Wakatipu at Glenorchy following an incident where one person had gone missing in the water.

Yesterday's intensive helicopter search was not successful. Image: FlightRadar24.

Emergency services were alerted about 3pm that someone had entered the water to assist another person, and had then failed to exit the water themselves. 

A number of vessels conducted searches on the water while two helicopters conduct aerial sweeps. 

(Main image: RNZ file image - NZ police dive squad.)


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