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Missing Lake Rotorua kayaker named as Gregory Flavell, family release statement

Gregory Flavell news

Navy divers using sonar equipment have been working at Lake Rotorua yesterday and today in the search for a missing kayaker.

Unfortunately, nothing of interest has yet been located.

The search was reviewed last night and next steps considered.

Some shoreline searches of the lake are expected to be conducted today.

A statement from the whānau of Gregory Flavell

Our whānau would like to reach out to the public concerning Gregory Flavell, who is still missing.

He is Māori, 18-year-old, approximately 6 foot 1, with shoulder-length wavy hair, and has a light moustache and a goatee.

He went missing Wednesday afternoon about 2-3pm while kayaking on Lake Rotorua on the eastern side of Mokoia Island. He was wearing black cargo pants, a printed black long-sleeved T-shirt with the number 53 on the sleeve, and a dark blue beanie.

Our whānau wish to express our huge appreciation to all the services and the many volunteers and whanau searching for him.

If you have seen or have any information about Gregory, please contact the Police on 105 and quote job number P051519937.

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Source:NZ Police

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