Rafters missing overnight found

Author
Rosie Gordon,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Sunday, 4 March 2018, 9:54AM
The two rafters foung by police this morning  were part of a group of eight who got into trouble in the Akatarawa Valley yesterday. (Photo: Wikipedia)
The two rafters foung by police this morning were part of a group of eight who got into trouble in the Akatarawa Valley yesterday. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Two rafters have been rescued - after spending the night missing in the Akatarawa Valley.

They got into trouble when a rafting adventure with seven others on the Hutt River went wrong yesterday.

One of the group got out to raise the alarm and a helicopter winched the other six from a steep gully.

Darkness and the dense forest prevented the other two being found.

Police say the man and woman climbed out of the water and found a bush track, walking and resting through the night.

They were found safe and well by police this morning.

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