13 May 2014

Missing men found north of Taupo

12:19 pm on 13 May 2014

Two men who fled in a stolen car and disappeared into the Waikato River are now in police custody.

Police said the pair, aged 20, abandoned the car after a short chase north of Taupo on Monday.

A dive squad joined the search on Tuesday morning after police said they had increasing concerns for the safety of the men.

But police found them at a rural property at about 10.30am and they are now in custody.