Netizen 24 ZAF: Search for missing boaties suspended for the night

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The Greymouth-based Wendy J sank after getting into trouble off South Westland on Thursday night....The Greymouth-based Wendy J sank after getting into trouble off South Westland on Thursday night. Photo: Greymouth Star Police have called off this afternoon’s search for the two men missing after their boat got into trouble Thursday night.

The helicopter and ground teams have been searching since around 1pm today but unfortunately have not located the men.

The rugged coastline has so far hampered ground team searches.

Police plan to resume the search tomorrow morning but this will be weather dependent.

The men are missing from the Greymouth-based Wendy J, which sank on the South Westland coast and ran aground after becoming entangled in a rope.

The alarm was raised yesterday morning after someone in a light aircraft spotted wreckage and a life raft on the shore.

A survivor, Mark Thomas, was found yesterday near Teer Creek, about 10km southwest around the coast from Smoothwater Bay, the area where the boat sank.

Thomas was fishing on contract for Greymouth company Westfleet Seafoods.

Westfleet general manager John Brown told the Herald today he had spoken to Thomas, who is in his early 20s.

"He's pretty upset."

"He said they might have picked up a rope around the screw and it stalled the engine - a floating rope off a cray-pot or something like that."

Brown said the Wendy J had gone to Smoothwater Bay to seek shelter.

Asked how Thomas managed to survive, he said he was tough and had a very strong will.

Thomas was taken to Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth after his ordeal and has been discharged.

The police said wreckage from the boat was spread over a large area.

The search for the missing men was held up by bad weather this morning but resumed after conditions eased.

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