Search launched for two teenagers lost in the bush

10:10 pm on 8 April 2017

Two teenage boys are missing in the bush near Eastbourne in Wellington this evening.

East Harbour Regional Park

East Harbour Regional Park Photo: Google Maps

Police believe the pair went off-track in the East Harbour Regional Park, somewhere above York Bay.

The boys started their walk at about 9.30am this morning with minimal food and clothing, and contacted their parents by cellphone this afternoon to say they were lost.

Searchers have phoned them and told them to stay put until they were found.

MetService said it was about 10-degrees in the area at the moment, dropping to about eight overnight, with light winds and no rain.