Update 8.30pm – Police seek help to identify overboard Man

Update - Police need help to identify man overboard. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone.
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A man who reportedly fell overboard in Wellington Harbour this morning, has been described as being in his 40s, fair-skinned, approximately 180 cm tall, with darker hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark jacket with a zip and dark trousers.

Detective Senior Sergeant Rachael Boyd stated that the Maritime New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre NZ led an extensive on-water search. The effort utilised detailed modelling and analysis of the harbour and involved up to 14 vessels and a rescue helicopter at its peak. Despite these efforts, the man has not been located, and the active search has been temporarily suspended pending a review.

Police urge anyone who has just returned home to check if a family member or friend matching this description is missing. If someone you know fits the description and has not returned home as expected, please contact the Police immediately.

Additionally, anyone with information that could help identify the man is asked to call Police on 105, referencing file number 240524/6000. Your assistance could be crucial in resolving this situation.