A diver has gone missing off North Canterbury’s coast near Manuka Bay in Domett, Hurunui.

Search and rescue teams have been looking for the person this afternoon, after emergency services were called at about 2.15pm, according to police.

“The person was one of two people diving at the bay, in water about 5 metres deep,” a police spokesperson said.

“A helicopter has assisted with search efforts, however, there has been no sign of the missing person.

“The police dive squad has been alerted and is expected to join the search in the morning. Support is being provided to the diver’s family.”