4 Aug 2013

Trampers missing near Hokitika found

8:06 pm on 4 August 2013

Two trampers missing in the Toaroha Valley behind Kokatahi have been found with injuries suffered when they fell down a bank earlier in the week.

A helicopter was dispatched from Greymouth to look for signs of the missing pair on Sunday, who were found 300 metres from the top Kokatahi hut.

Police say the brother and sister had planned a four day tramp but had both sustained minor injuries which forced them to remain at the hut.

The helicopter took the pair to a waiting ambulance at Hokitika.