Trampers found

Good news!

Four people missing in an Eastern Bay forestry area overnight have been found.

A police spokesperson confirmed the four were found safe and well this morning after not returning from a walk in the Waioeka area near Ōpōtiki last night.

The group walked out on their own.

Earlier, Land Search and Rescue teams had assembled in the area to search for the four after an alarm was raised at 10.10pm when the group had not returned by dark.

Sam Gardner