Fisherman missing near Waihi

He was fishing on Monday night when his boat apparently overturned.
He was fishing on Monday night when his boat apparently overturned. Photo credit: File

The search is continuing for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in western Bay of Plenty overnight.

The 24-year-old man was fishing on Monday evening with two others when their boat apparently overturned.

Two of the group - a 28-year-old man and a 10-year-old child - were washed ashore. They were found by a local fisherman and were treated by ambulance.

Police were alerted, and began a search with the Police Eagle helicopter, the Westpac rescue helicopter and the Coastguard.

Newshub.