Chopper joins search for missing man

01:37, Jul 05 2012
Jason Mark Overend
MISSING: Jason Mark Overend, 44, has gone missing from Auckland's North Shore.

The police Eagle helicopter and launch today joined a search for a North Shore man who has been missing since Monday night.

Jason Mark Overend was last seen at his Torbay home at 9.45pm and police have growing concerns for his welfare.

Overend was reported missing yesterday and a search began at 3pm and continued until 9.30pm.

A team of about 20 searchers are today scouring parks, reserves and coastal areas in Torbay and Long Bay.

The police Eagle helicopter searched from the air this morning and the police launch Deodar searched the coastline.

Police are not treating his disappearance as suspicious.


Overend is a New Zealand European of medium build and is 180cm tall.

He has black hair and a goatee and also has a scar on his right wrist from surgery.

Overend was last seen wearing dark grey fleece pants, a dark fleece jacket, dark grey loose-fitting beanie and white sneakers with a stripe.

Anyone with information on Overend can call police on 09 477 5000.

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