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Search continues for missing man

Gordon Nicholson. Image: NZ Police.

The search for missing man, Gordon Nicholson, who was last seen at Whiritoa beach on the Coromandel Peninsula continues today.

The 63-year-old was last seen on Tuesday at Whiritoa beach, possibly heading to a blowhole near the south end. He is also a diabetic.

A police spokesperson says the search will resume on Friday in the Whiritoa area.

"[On Thursday] police utilised Coastguard, Surf Lifesaving, Tairua and Waihi LandSAR volunteers, Fire and Emergency, as well as the Police Eagle helicopter. Today will continue on as yesterday, with the same assistance from those community groups."

Gordon was wearing tramping boots, shorts, and was carrying a medium-sized daypack when he went missing.

Anyone who may have seen Gordon or have any information on his whereabouts is urged to get in touch with Hamilton Police on 07 858 6200.

Whiritoa beach is on the Coromandel Peninsula between Whangamata and Waihi beach.

-Additional reporting by Stuff.co.nz.

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