Bikers found safe after night in bush

Last updated 11:30 27/12/2012

Relevant offers

National News

Eddie Jones teases Wallabies coach Michael Cheika over now-infamous clown cartoon Thieves nab study material and specialty computer equipment from blind woman Jesus Christ's supposed ‘burial slab’ has been uncovered for first time in centuries Dreamworld cancels 'memorial day' opening Water main breaks in Seddon after maintenance work in Marlborough Motorcades and high level security are the perks of travelling with the PM: Brendon McCullum No case for hip implant compensation due to ACC laws: High Court

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.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content