Missing hunter found in good health

Nelson Lakes National Park. Photo / File photo
Nelson Lakes National Park. Photo / File photo

Feilding hunter Roy Marston has been found.

The 84-year-old was reported missing on Monday evening after failing to rendezvous with hunting companions near Lake Rotoroa in Nelson Lakes National Park.

Searchers, including a dog team and helicopter, scoured the area for two days and found no trace of Mr Marston.

About 7pm tonight he arrived at a remote Tutaki Valley farmhouse, about 20km across rugged country from the search area.

He is currently being checked at Murchison Hospital, but police say early indications are that he is in good health.

Police earlier said Mr Marsden was very experienced and fit, and was well-equipped.

- APNZ

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