21 May 2020

Air Force called to help search for missing trampers in Kahurangi National Park

From Checkpoint, 5:40 pm on 21 May 2020

A Defence Force helicopter has now joined the search for two trampers missing in a remote part of north-west Nelson.

Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reynolds, both 23 and from the Tasman area, started out on May 9 into the rugged wilderness of Kahurangi National Park, but have not yet returned.

They are understood to have entered the Anatori River car park, which is in a remote part of western Golden Bay.

Senior Constable Dave Cogger told RNZ Nelson reporter Tracy Neal the latest development in the search.