A water rescue is currently underway in the Western Bay of Plenty tonight.
A police spokesperson says they received reports of a dinghy sailing off shore from Pio Road in Bowentown.
"No persons were seen in the dinghy.
"Coastguard and Search and Rescue have been advised and we are checking the area."
People with information relevant to the incident can contact their nearest police station.
Alternatively, information can also be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line or non-emergency information can be given to police via their 105 number.