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Opunake search and rescue operation — missing woman found

Opunake search and rescue operation — missing woman found

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 - 9:02am


A 24-year-old woman who was reported missing near Opunake yesterday (Monday, 2 September) afternoon has now been found. 

Search Coordinator, Senior Constable Jeff McGrath says: "Teams searched through the night for the woman and she was located in a coastal cave by a family member at approximately 8am this morning."

The woman was taken to a family member's house where she is receiving medical treatment by St Johns Ambulance staff. It appears the woman has mild hypothermia.

"Taranaki Police want to thank everyone involved in the search including the woman's family and friends, Land SAR volunteers, Police search and rescue staff, Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter staff, and Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter staff," says Senior Constable McGrath.


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