CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea

Missing diver near Makara Beach

Posted by Mark Presling
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Operation Details
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 14:40 - 15:30
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I diver was reported as missing south of Mana Island near Makara Beach. Coastguard Mana activated a callout but were stood down at 15:30, just as we were about to depart Mana Marina, as the diver had been located safe and well.

A vessel had dropped off the diver at 12:30 and then went to a different location, due to return and pick them up at 13:20. When the vessel returned they couldn't locate the diver and started a search, calling Police by phone.

Meanwhile, the diver had swum ashore and started walking back to Makara. The diver was located ashore and picked up by another vessel that had responded to the call for assistance on VHF by Maritime Radio. He was put back on his boat which returned to Makara to speak to Police.


Makara Beach (approximate location) 41° 13' 6.1392" S, 174° 42' 44.0244" E

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