16 Jan 2009

Searchers thanked by Ambassador

6:11 am on 16 January 2009

Volunteer searchers have been officially recognised by the Polish Ambassador for their efforts in trying to find a Polish man last year in the Rimutaka Forest Park.

Jacek Grzybowski, 28, failed to return from a day tramp in the area last May.

Searchers covered the area on foot, until his body was found after four days trapped in a log jam in a stream.

The team was presented on Thursday night with a framed copy of a letter written on behalf of the man's parents.