SEARCH AND RESCUE

Search for injured Kayaker - Whakarira Gorge, Hokitika

Tuesday 2 February 2010, 9:45AM
By New Zealand Police
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HOKITIKA

At around 8.30 pm yesterday police were advised of an injured kayaker in the Whakarira Gorge near Hokitika.

The male, who is reported to have a dislocatred shoulder, remained on the riverbank with a friend whilst a third member paddled for an estimated 2 hours to raise the alarm.

The Solid Energy Helicopter was alerted but was unable to locate the pair in the gorge before the fading light caused the search to be called off for the night.

The search will be resuming at first light tomorrow morning