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Last updated 11:30 27/12/2012

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Two men lost overnight in bush in Upper Hutt's Karapoti Valley, north of Wellington, have been found safe.

A 50-year-old man and his 23-year-old son-in-law were reported missing by a relative about 8pm yesterday. Search and rescue teams continued searching this morning, and were finally called by the men about 9am.

Police sergeant Guy Callahan said the motorbikers, initially thought to be on mountain bikes, had made their way out of the bush themselves.

"They pretty much just went into an area they were a little bit unfamiliar with," he said

They had lit a fire for warmth and "hunkered down" overnight, making their way out by first light this morning.

They are believed to have come out the Kapiti Coast side of the Akatarawa Forest.

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