15 Apr 2015

Search near Routeburn for missing tramper

12:17 pm on 15 April 2015

A search is underway for an American tramper last seen near Queenstown more than a week ago.

David Tamowski

David Tamowski Photo: SUPPLIED / NZ Police

David Tamowski, 55, was dropped off at the Routeburn Shelter on 7 April. Police believe he intended to do the Three Passes tramp.

He was reported missing yesterday after he failed to make a planned flight to meet his family in Auckland.

Mr Tamowski was well-prepared and was carrying a cellphone but police say concern is mounting for his safety.

Searchers are checking along the Routeburn Track for any sign of him.