Missing Chilean tramper found

Last updated 08:46 22/11/2012

Relevant offers

National

Shark spotted in waters of Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui Search resumes for man believed missing in Waikato River near Taupo Teenager feared to have Zika virus after Tonga holiday Father lodges human rights violations complaint against government with UN Have a yum cha new year: Chinese community celebrates with lions, feasts Hamilton City Council out of tune on busking proposal Pirie wins champion fleece for ninth time Fire destroys house on Waiheke Cowardly king hit punch leaves man 'out cold' outside Ponsonby pub Man critically injured after car slams into power pole near Lincoln

A Chilean tramper who went missing overnight near Masterton is expected to be walked out of the bush this morning.

Masterton police Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson said the 29-year-old was found alive by a search and rescue helicopter at 7am this morning.

She believed he was cold, but otherwise uninjured and is expected to be walked out of the bush by rescuers this morning.

The helicopter took off at first light today to help find the man, who was lost at forest park Mt Holdsworth after a day hike yesterday.

He had lost the track on his return journey to the lodge and used his cellphone to alert authorities to his predicament.

The man told searchers he was not equipped for an overnight stay.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content