Police in Christchurch have been called in to help find a Dutch tourist who escaped from immigration custody at Christchurch Airport.
A police spokesman said the 24-year-old man was last seen in Avonhead Road, near Russley Road.
Several police staff, including a dog unit, searched the area but had failed to find the man.
The man is Caucasian, with sandy blond hair, of slim build and about 168cm tall.
He was wearing cream jeans and a grey checked shirt.