UPDATE: Missing man in Waikanae Beach found

Brent Falaniko has been found at Waikanae Beach
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Brent Falaniko, the 60-year-old man reported missing on Wednesday in the Waikanae Beach area has been found.

He is safe and is being reunited with his family.

Incident controller Senior Constable Brett Main would like to thank all the LandSAR and Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) volunteers for their dedication over the past few days.

Police were able to locate the man after receiving a report from a member of the public who recognised him from our social media post.

Thank you to everyone that interacted with this post and supported this search.