20 Aug 2016

Body found during search for tramper

10:18 pm on 20 August 2016

A body has been found during a search for a missing tramper in Tararua Forest Park north of Wellington.

tramping boots

tramping boots Photo: AFP

The body was found in the Field Peak area of the Tararua Ranges late this afternoon.

Police could not confirm whether the body was that of a 67-year-old man missing since failing to return to his car yesterday.

Four teams searched overnight, with an additional six teams and an Air Force helicopter joining today.

Police said the victim's name would be released once all the family had been told.