Lights in the night sky not distress flare from vessel

They're out there ... or maybe not.

They're out there ... or maybe not.

POLICE responded to a report of strange lights in the sky offshore from Makorori last night but there were no reports of ships in distress and police were satisfied it was some sort of natural phenomenon.

“We sent staff to the Makorori Hill lookout and they observed the offshore area for some time without seeing any further lights,” a police spokesman said.

“We have had no reports of ships or other craft in trouble and are satisfied what was seen was not a distress flare.”

The spokesman said the matter was not taken any further.

POLICE responded to a report of strange lights in the sky offshore from Makorori last night but there were no reports of ships in distress and police were satisfied it was some sort of natural phenomenon.

“We sent staff to the Makorori Hill lookout and they observed the offshore area for some time without seeing any further lights,” a police spokesman said.

“We have had no reports of ships or other craft in trouble and are satisfied what was seen was not a distress flare.”

The spokesman said the matter was not taken any further.

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