Hope is fading that two men missing from a sunken crayfishing boat will be found alive off Fiordland.
Nothing's been heard from K'Cee skipper Bruce Gordon and crew member Darren Allen since Monday morning.
The hull of the boat was found off Secretary Island, near Doubtful Sound.
Invercargill police Inspector Lane Todd says parts of the inflatable dingy and another dingy have been found.
"We've also located an emergency location beacon on a beach not far from where we'd located the bow yesterday so unfortunately that now puts us into a situation where the outcome's not looking very positive."
Mr Todd says several sweeps of the beach on Secretary Island have found no evidence anyone has managed to get to land.
Photo: Doubtful Sound - APN