3 Jan 2011

Man missing in ranges found safe and well

6:45 pm on 3 January 2011

A Levin man missing in the Tararua Ranges has been found safe and well.

Police sergeant Andy Brooke says he was found in a farmhouse on the eastern side of the ranges.

Police, Search and Rescue, Land Search and Rescue and a helicopter had been searching for the man since he failed to return from a day trip on Sunday.

Sgt Brooke says the 63-year-old went for a tramp on Sledge Track, which starts near Linton, and walked right over the range to the farmhouse on the other side.