The police launch Deodar is among emergency services responding to the search for a missing boatie off Bucklands Beach, Auckland. Photo / Michael Craig
Emergency services have launched a search off the Auckland coastline for a person missing after a boat rolled in water off Bucklands Beach.
Police confirmed to the Herald that they were alerted to the incident about 8pm.
Two people on the boat managed to make it to safety. A third is missing.
The two people who made it to shore are being treated for hyperthermia.
It is understood they managed to make it to shore near Musick Point.
The boat they were in is several kilometres off the coastline.
“Police are responding to a boat rolling off Bucklands Beach in Auckland,” a spokesperson said.
“Two occupants of the boat swam to shore and are safe, however one person is still missing.
“Search and Rescue are on standby, and police boat Deodar and the Eagle helicopter have been deployed to the scene.”
The search team currently includes several Coastguard vessels from around the Auckland region, including those from Bucklands Beach and also from the North Shore.
A Bucklands Beach resident told the Herald they could see crew of a Coastguard boat shining a spotlight at boats anchored in the area.
Weather conditions in Auckland tonight are wet and windy.
More to come