14 Dec 2016

Missing Swiss backpackers found safe and well

10:28 am on 14 December 2016

Two Swiss backpackers who were thought to be missing after attempting the Tongariro crossing have been located.

Miriam Haggmann and Simon Oesch.

Miriam Haggmann and Simon Oesch. Photo: Supplied

Police were concerned about the safety of Simon Oesch and Miriam Haggmann, who had planned to do the crossing on Monday.

But they said the pair had now contacted friends and family, and are both safe and well.