Police are concerned about a Greytown man who appears to have gone missing after a visit to Castlepoint Beach, near Masterton.
Miroslav Tvaroh, 34, has been named as the missing man.
It is thought he arrived at Castlepoint, about 40km east of Masterton, yesterday afternoon and parked a blue Mazda Premacy station wagon in an area near the Church on Jetty Rd.
Acting shift commander Guy Callahan, of Police Central Communications, said Tvaroh had not been seen or heard from since 7am yesterday.
Police were alerted just before 6.30pm.
Members of the police, Land Search & Rescue, and volunteers from the local surf club are conducting a land and sea search in the area today to try and find him.
Tvaroh is of slim athletic build, has a slight beard, is 6-foot (1.8m) tall, and thought to be wearing a brown polar fleece and grey corduroy trousers.
Anyone with information that may help find Tvaroh is urged to call Masterton Police on (06) 370 0300.
- The Dominion Post
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