News | Living & Travel
18 Aug 2017 13:24
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    NZ yachtsman, daughter found in Australia

    Missing yachtsman Alan Langdon and his daughter Que, 6, have been found in Australia nearly a month after leaving New Zealand.


    Missing yachtsman Alan Langdon and his six-year-old daughter Que have been found in Australia, according to a child recovery expert hired by the girls mother in New Zealand.

    The 46-year-old father was last seen leaving Waikato's Kawhia Harbour with Que on December 17 while in the middle of a custody dispute with his former partner Ariane Wyler.

    Child recovery expert Col Chapman told NZ Newswire a local spotted them in Ulladulla on the New South Wales coast, notifying authorities on Wednesday.

    "We found him, we got him. It's really good news on all fronts," Mr Chapman said from Australia.

    "They landed in our predicted target area within the timeframe. I don't want to be all 'I told you so' but ... they sailed straight in there,."

    Ms Wyler is yet to talk to her daughter but is "over the moon" that she has been found and is believed to be "in perfect health", according to Mr Chapman.

    "Mum hasn't talked to (Que) yet. No-one has other than the authorities. She's over the moon, she's thrilled," he said.

    New Zealand Police confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that two people believed to be Mr Langdon and Que had been located.

    Both are reported to be well and Mr Langdon is speaking to Australian authorities, police said in a statement.

    Police called off an extensive search of sea and coastal areas between Wellington, Cape Reinga and the Bay of Islands last week believing they had sailed out of New Zealand waters.


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Living & Travel News
     18 Aug: Collecting shoes for suicide prevention
     17 Aug: Bodies found in search for Rotorua pair
     17 Aug: Record month for Queenstown Airport
     17 Aug: Lambs stolen from Upper Hutt farm
     16 Aug: Game of Thrones chat episode 5: Catching up on plot and all-star reunions
     16 Aug: Teen tells of 'dong' over head with broom
     16 Aug: State abuse inquiry pleas reach UN
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    All Blacks captain backs 'bug' guard More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Steel & Tube annual profit drops 22pc More...



     Today's News

    International:
    Trach Mommas of Louisiana cross political divide in bid to secure life-saving services for their kids 13:17

    Law and Order:
    Barcelona 'terrorist attack': What we know 13:17

    Law and Order:
    All Blacks captain backs 'bug' guard 13:17

    International:
    Barcelona 'terrorist' attack: Australian woman tells of crowds fleeing Las Ramblas incident 13:07

    Netball:
    WBOP Magic retain four, add three for 2018 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Daniel Craig insists he hasn't signed any deals for new James Bond movies 13:02

    Entertainment:
    Kylie Jenner finds it hard to deal with having her relationship “blasted all over the Internet” 12:32

    Politics:
    Jacinda Ardern could make history 12:27

    Entertainment:
    Serena Williams doesn’t think she’s a “baby person” 12:02

    Business:
    Steel & Tube annual profit drops 22pc 11:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd