Police baffled by reports

Last updated 16:42 27/02/2013

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Reports of a series of explosions near Milford Sound on Sunday afternoon have baffled police, who are asking the public for further information.

Sergeant Tod Hollebon of the Te Anau Police said at least three calls came in from Hollyford Valley and Kaipo Valley around 3pm, with each person reporting the sound of several explosions.

A fisherman at the Eglinton River also reported seeing something that might be an atmospheric occurrence, Mr Hollebon said.

MetService forecaster Richard Finnie said no thunderstorms were recorded for the Milford Sound are on Sunday.

Milford Sound Development Authority operations manager Andrew Welsh said there were no planned works going on as it was still the tourist season.

He said the dry weather may have contributed to rockfall, which could be mistaken for an explosion.

Mr Hollebon said were no investigations into the report, but he asked for anyone with more information to contact Te Anau police.

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