Major search for diver missing of Marlborough Sounds island

A major search operation is underway for a free diver missing off Titi Island in the Marlborough Sounds.

The 25-year-old man was reported missing to police at 3.17pm today.

Police say Search and Rescue teams, the Coastguard and a helicopter are currently searching the Titi Island area.

Other private vessels in the area are also assisting in the search, police say.

Marlborough Sounds

South Auckland prison inmates being taught Te Reo

It's hoped the Maori language will help the prisoners rehabilitate. Source: 1 NEWS


Eight dead, 13 missing after boat capsizes in Indonesia

Eight people are dead and 13 missing after a boat capsized in Indonesia.

The boat, carrying 48 passengers, sank off Kalimantan Island.

Onlookers jumped into the water to try to rescue passengers.

The cause of the accident remains unclear.

Indonesia has a dire water safety record. On New Year's Day last year more than 20 people died when a boat caught fire near Jakarta.