Fears for British hiker who went missing in New Zealand five days ago
A major search and rescue operation has been launched after a British solo hiker went missing in New Zealand.
Darren Myers was traversing the Tararua Ranges on the North Island alone when he fell out of contact with his family.
Darren, 49, who is from the UK but lives in Wellington, have been missing for five days.
He was reported missing after he failed to arrive at the end point on Saturday afternoon.
His brother-in-law, Duncan Styles, told Stuff that Mr Myers was really thorough and enjoyed solo expeditions.
Rescuers are attempting to locate Mr Myers by land and air, although their efforts were hampered on Wednesday by wintry weather.
Search co-ordinator Anthony Harmer told the publication: We have a missing male up in the Tararuas.
Were primarily looking at the northern crossing area and weve got approximately 50 searchers out in the field.
Were throwing all available resources into the right areas as we know from experience is the right thing to do.
Were looking at other options also, includinRead More – Source