31 Dec 2008

Missing river trio safe

8:17 am on 31 December 2008

Three men missing after rafting on the Rangitata River in Canterbury are safe and well.

Police were alerted just before midnight when they failed to return to a pick-up point at the mouth of the river, north of Timaru, on Tuesday.

Police say they walked to a farmhouse at about 7.30am on Wednesday.

They are aged 24, 23 and 17. All are from Ashburton.