22 Oct 2017

Missing Canadian tramper found

1:03 pm on 22 October 2017

A young Canadian man reported missing by his family after he went tramping in the South Island has been found alive.

Police said a search and rescue team found Owen Thurston, 20, at Lake Rotoiti a short time ago, and he is safe and well.

Mr Thurston was near Mt Rintoul in Marlborough last Saturday and was due to make contact with his family on Thursday, but they raised the alarm after not hearing from him by today.