4 Jan 2013

Missing trampers found

3:01 pm on 4 January 2013

Two trampers reported missing near Twizel on Friday have been found safe and well in the South Temple Basin.

Police sent a helicopter just before 2pm to look for the 40-year-old man and 37-year-old woman.

The trampers, who were two days overdue, were spotted walking along a clearing and picked up by helicopter and taken back to their car.

A police spokesperson says they had been waiting out the bad weather, which caused two streams to flood severely.