Police, on Tuesday, accompanied the family of missing man Tyler Nii on Lake Wakatipu.
Police Kaumātua Herewini Neho led a blessing for Tyler’s parents and his brother.
Local Police, Southern District Commander Paul Basham and Deputy Commissioner District Operations, Viv Rickard were also present.
It was an honour for staff to host the family on the lake during what is a tragic time for them.
The Police National Dive Squad has secured additional equipment, which will be set up and tested tomorrow.
attribute to Inspector Olaf Jensen, Area Commander Otago Lakes Central