21 May 2017

Search for missing Swedish hunter in third day

2:17 pm on 21 May 2017

The search for a Swedish hunter who went missing while hunting near Fox Glacier is continuing.

Swedish national, Hans Christian Tommarck.

Swedish national, Hans Christian Tommarck. Photo: Supplied / New Zealand Police

Police said four search teams, including Land Search and Rescue volunteers, were focusing on the upper reaches of the Regina Creek and Hans Christian Tommarck's last known campsite.

The 27-year-old went hunting in the Karangarua Valley, near Fox Glacier on Friday 12 May but did not return as expected last week.

Police began looking for him on Friday, and said yesterday they believed he was in the upper parts of Regina Creek.

Weather conditions in the area today are cold and clear.