Canoe accident victim still missing


Police in Westport are still keeping an eye on local beaches after a man was swept out to sea after a canoe accident on Sunday 14 April. Wayne Whiston (44) of Hector and a companion were returning from a hunting expedition and used a canoe to cross the Mokihinui River around dusk. The canoe capsized and while his companion made it to shore, Mr Whiston was swept into rapids and is presumed drowned.