Police locate Dinghy in ‘desperate search’ for missing Man, Northland

Police locate Dinghy in ‘desperate search’ for missing Man, Northland

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Police yesterday morning located a dinghy in a desperate search for a missing 73-year-old Waiheke Island man, Erno Bedo.

Mr Bedo has remained missing since May 23 in the Oneroa Bay area.

He lives on a boat called Holly that was reportedly moored in Oneroa Bay; however, the tender (dinghy) was missing at the time.


Members of the public saw the tender (dinghy) on the east side of Motutapu Island at around 9.15am — later recovered by officers from a Police Maritime Unit.

A search was carried out yesterday with assistance from Navy search specialists.

Police National Dive Squad members began a search but had no luck in locating the missing man.

If you have any information which may be helpful for Police, please contact 105 and quote file number 210528/2026.

Any urgent sightings of Mr Bedo can be reported to 111.

Image: SUPPLIED/Wikicomms [View of Oneroa Bay]

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