| Lower South Island News | Wednesday October 10 2012 12:50
A memorial service will be held on Friday for a Rakaia whitebaiter who hasn't been seen since he was swept out to sea on Sunday night.
21-year old Victor Boraman was whitebaiting with friends at the mouth of the Rakaia River when he lost his footing and was washed away.
No trace of Mr Borman has been found since he was seen in the water by a Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew on the Sunday night.
They were unable to rescue him due to the rough conditions.
A death notice in The Press says Victor, who was born in Russia, was tragically lost at sea.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Papakaio Community Centre on Friday at 11am.