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Wanganui River: Search for missing hunter

Wanganui River

Search for missing hunter

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 1:37pm


The search for a missing hunter in the Wanganui River area south of Hokitika is continuing today.

Four search teams are currently in the field made up of Police staff and members of Land Search and Rescue from both Hokitika and south Westland.

Weather conditions are favourable allowing coverage of areas not possible yesterday.

Previous search efforts include the area being over flown with a helicopter. The helicopter was also used to deploy a specialist white water rescue team who kayaked the main river yesterday.

A tarpaulin that was identified as belonging to the missing man was located on the banks of the Wanganui River.

Family members are currently travelling to Hokitika and there will be further consultation with them prior to his name being released.


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