Search for missing hunter
Search for missing hunter.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014 -
The search for missing local hunter,
Corey Aaron Stephens in the Wanganui River area south of
Hokitika has been scaled back and will focus on the lower
stretches of the river.
The search effort to date has
failed to located any sign of Mr. Stephens except for two
personal items being located in the Wanganui River. The
second item being a distinctive hat.
Concerns were raised
on Sunday after he failed to return from a week long hunting
trip from which he was due out Friday 27th June. Several
land search and rescue teams have scoured the valley and a
swift water rescue team had also been deployed on the main
Mr Stephens had hired a personal locator
beacon which has not been activated.
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