New Zealand Police divers have suspended their search for a man who went missing overboard on a Saturday night cruise in Waitemata Harbour in Auckland.

Unconfirmed reports on social media have named the missing man and identified him as Tongan.

A photo was also posted to Facebook with a caption which describes the man in the photo as the missing person Police were searching for.

Kaniva News could not publish the photo and the name of that person. We are contacting the family.

Those who made comments on the post and the photo said they knew the man and were holding out hope that he will be found alive

New Zealand Herald report says Police were searching for a 29-year-old man from Mangere who “had gone overboard between Kauri Point and Birkenhead, both in the upper Waitemata Harbour.”

It said “the current in the harbour was strong, reaching between 5-6 knots at the Auckland Harbour Bridge”.

Police said its National Dive Squad has completed a search today.

The rescue operation has been ongoing throughout today, after Police received the initial report at 9:20pm last night.

The Police Maritime Unit and search and rescue volunteers have been involved.

The search is expected to resume tomorrow.

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