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French sailing instructor missing in Auckland

by NZ Police/Sail-World.com/nz 16 Mar 01:15 NZDT
Eloi Rolland - French sailing instructor missing in Auckland © Rolland Family

Police are asking for public assistance to locate French sailing instructor 18 year old Eloi Jean Rolland, who was reported missing on Tuesday.

Eloi Rolland seasonal sailing teacher specialising in sailing catamarans, a competitor in Dart 16 (not sailed in NZ), and licensed at Yacht Club Mauguio Carnon (French sailing centre competition in Mediterranean Sea) www.ycmc.fr

The French national left his current address in Birkenhead on the evening of Friday 6 March.

Eloi had been seen for the last time 10 march in a supermarket in Kelston Mall and 11 March in Ceramco Park at Glen Eden

His whereabouts is currently unknown and Police are concerned for his wellbeing.

Enquiries are ongoing and have established that Eloi caught a bus which arrived in the City at 6:30am on Saturday 7 March where he then caught the train from Britomart to Swanson.

He got off the train at the Fruitvale Road railway station in New Lynn at 7:26am.

He may have been making his way to Piha.

Eloi is described at 170cm tall and of thin build and speaks limited English. He was last seen wearing a blue and white jacket, jeans, and dark sneakers

Anyone who may have seen Eloi, or with information about his whereabouts, is urged to contact Waitemata DCC on 09 488 9764 or 105 quoting file number 200310/8987.

You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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