Londoner missing off NZ coast

A 35 year old from London is missing after the yacht he was travelling on disappeared during a voyage between New Zealand and Australia.

Londoner missing of NZ coast

Matthew Wootton who is missing off the coast of New Zealand
Matthew Wootton who is missing off the coast of New Zealand Credit: Facebook

A 35 year old man originally from south-east London is missing off the coast of New Zealand after contact with a yacht he was travelling on was lost.

Matthew Wotton was sailing with six Americans on the 70ft wooden schooner Nina from Opua in New Zealand's Bay of Islands to the Australian port of Newcastle when it went missing.

There has been no contact with the vessel since it sailed into rough weather on June 4th and despite extensive air searches no trace of it has been found.