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Missing couple located

Missing couple located

Palmerston North Police have located the two missing persons in the Manawatu Area.

It 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 police.

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 couple.

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 lost.

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