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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police continue to search for a missing tramper in Fiordland today.

The tramper, who had been intending to climb Devil’s Armchair, was reported overdue shortly after midnight on Monday, and a search was initiated yesterday morning.

Before first light today, an aerial search using thermal and night vision technology was conducted.

A LandSAR dog will continue to search today in the area along the northern part of the Milford Track.

Alpine Cliff Rescue teams will assist to search what was believed to be the man’s intended route.

Further aerial searches will be conducted and extra LandSAR and Police Search and Rescue staff will also join the search efforts today.


Issued by Police Media Centre