SAR in Tasman District, 7:00am 4 Nov 2008
New Zealand Police Alert 7:00am 4 Nov 2008 Tasman
Location of incident: MOANA
Incident type: SAR
After an intensive localized search of the upper Crooked River, Adrian Brears was located at 11.45am this morning safe and well.
The missing 37 year old fisherman had been overdue from a trout fishing venture since last evening.
Police with the help of Land Search and Rescue volunteers , Search dogs, White water rescue kayakers and a local helicopter began looking for the man at first light.
The weather at the time was mild however heavy rain was forecasted for later this afternoon.
Mr Brears got lost in the bush after following an old track and decided to stay put until Search and Rescue located him.
Police would like to thank all volunteer rescue personnel involved