C/O 88B Golf Course Road, Wanaka 9305
Ph 021 570 510
Call Out Procedure Phone 111 for Police
Coastguard Wanaka Lakes 29 volunteer crew are well trained in search and rescue operations.
SINCE JULY 2012
Our Volunteers have
In the twelve months to 30 June 2012 the volunteer crew members of Coastguard Wanaka Lakes
The latest Search & Rescue operations involving Coastguard Wanaka Lakes volunteer crew are
17th November Wanaka yachthign identidy Trevor Hawke was lost overboard from a yacht on Lake Wanaka. Coastguard Wanaka Lakes volunteers spent 201 hours searching for him over 4 days using three vessels. Police dive squad was called in and also failed to locate him. Sunday 27th November the Navy located his body using Remis at a depth of 47m and he was brought back to his family. Our condolences.
August 2011 a young German man working in the Lake Hawea township borrows a kayak and sets off across the lake. When he didn’t report for work that night the Police were contacted and a search began. Coastguard Lake Wanaka volunteers searched the lake for three days along with local Land SAR volunteers and a helicopter. They borrowed kayak was located along with a paddle and a shoe believed to belong to the missing man. Unfortunately no sing was found of Rene Weissange. Our sympathy to his family and friends.
Saving lives creates a special camaraderie that is unique to those who have experienced it. But in typical Kiwi fashion, our crew’s prefer to remain humble about it. If you are prepared to put in the time and effort to be a Coastguard Professional Volunteer contact us by email.
Coastguard Wanaka Lakes could not operate without the continued, generous support of New Zealanders. To make a donation and join our team in saving lives at sea please use the ‘Donate Now’ button above to access our donations page and indicate Coastguard Wanaka Lakes in the message section. Thank you for your support.
Coastguard Wanaka Lakes was officially started in mid 2011 when Coastguard New Zealand welcomed them into the Coastguard federation.