Mountain bikers spend cold night in Upper Hutt bush

Last updated 11:27 27/12/2012

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Earthquake damage a possible source of E-coli in Lower Hutt water Drunk driver smashes through fence, lands car upside down on railway tracks in Lower Hutt Lower Hutt's Doll Face Beauty Hub opens New York-inspired custom beauty bar Hutt Valley mum opens up about daughter's suicide in wake of TV show '13 Reasons Why' Blind athlete Neelu Jennings takes on Crazyman multisport race to break perceptions Hutt Valley firefighters respond to suspicious shed fire in Lower Hutt Two Wellington men revealed as contestants on TVNZ's Survivor NZ Lower Hutt councillor takes issue with religious karakia at committee meeting Bashing suspected as police called to incident at shop in Wainuiomata Allegations of king hit punches thrown in Wellington club rugby

Two men lost overnight in bush in Upper Hutt's Karapoti Valley have been found.

A 50-year-old man and his 23-year-old son in law were reported missing by a relative about 8pm last night.

Search and rescue teams continued searching this morning, and were finally called by the men about 9am.

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

''They pretty much just went in to an area they were a little bit unfamiliar with.''

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

They are believed to have walked out the Kapiti coast side of the Akatarawa Forest.. 

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content