Search for trampers in Opotiki

A search is underway for four people who did not return from a tramp in the Eastern Bay overnight.

A police spokesperson says Land Search and Rescue teams assembled in Waioeka near Opotiki.

The alarm was raised at 10.10pm after the group had not returned by dark, and a search last night was unable to find them.

The search began again this morning in a forestry area.

Sam Gardner