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No sign of swimmer reported in trouble at Oriental Bay

News from NZ Police
Police making inquiries into a report of a person in trouble in the water at Oriental Bay this morning have received no further information to suggest there was anyone in trouble.

Officers have spoken to a number of people in the area at the time, and the Police Dive Squad conducted a search, and nothing of note has been located.

Police have now left the area.

Police would still appreciate hearing from any swimmer who may have been holding on to a buoy out from Oriental Bay around 10am today – let the Wellington Police Maritime Unit know by calling 105.

Earlier report from NZ Police
Police responding to a report of someone in trouble in the water at Oriental Bay, Wellington are appealing to the swimmer to come forward to Police. A report was received around 10am from someone who thought they saw a swimmer holding onto one of the 5-knot buoys out from Oriental Bay who may have been in trouble.

Police attended and spoke with people in the area, and have not yet located anyone who appears to have been in trouble.

However, it is possible that the person reportedly seen may have since made it out of the water and is fine.

If you were swimming out from Oriental Bay around 10am and have not spoken to Police, please call the Wellington Police Maritime Unit on 105 to let us know.

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