Missing couple located
Palmerston North Police have
located the two missing persons in the Manawatu Area.
appears that they were driving from Palmerston North to
Wellington and have taken a wrong turn off SH57. They have
ended up driving along Mangahao Road in the Tararua Ranges.
At some stage they have run out of petrol and due to poor
cellphone coverage they have had limited communication to
After spending the night in their car, they have
started walking out towards Mangaore village and were picked
up by a passing motorist about 3pm this afternoon. Once in
Mangaore they spoke to police staff from the Palmerston
North Search and Rescue team who were looking for the
The two have been taken to Palmerston North
hospital for a check-up as a precaution.
Police will be
speaking to the couple to see how they became so
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