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Helicopter finds missing tramper in Tararuas

News from NZ Police
A 60-year-old tramper missing in the Tararua Range has been found alive.

The man was located by a local helicopter using thermal imaging at 6:30am.

He has since been transferred to Masterton Hospital and is being assessed and treated for a suspected broken leg.

Police would like to thank all the organisations who supported the effort, as well as LandSAR volunteers from Horowhenua, Wairarapa, and Wellington.

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