10 Feb 2020

Tramper reported missing following deaths

9:34 pm on 10 February 2020

A ground search will take place tomorrow for a tramper who has been reported missing in Mt Aspiring National Park, where two people were found dead in the Makarora River on Friday and Saturday.

The Makarora River in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Photo: 123RF

A police spokesperson said the woman failed to turn up for an appointment this morning, but she didn't appear to be connected to the deaths.

Police were yet to release the names of the pair found in the river, and are still investigating what happened.

They believe they may have been tramping together.

Seventy-five tracks from Fiordland to the southern end of Mount Aspiring Park were closed after last week's heavy rain and flooding.