Rescue teams find German walker on Mt Taranaki

The 19-year-old tourist had been missing on Mt Taranaki since Monday. Photo / Brett Phibbs
The 19-year-old tourist had been missing on Mt Taranaki since Monday. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Rescue teams have found a missing German tramper on Mt Taranaki.

Police said the 19-year-old is being assessed paramedics.

The Air Force helped the search today, sending a NH90 helicopter and its crew from Ohakea.

Taranaki police area commander Inspector Keith Borrell said about 20 staff focused on the area around the North Egmont Visitor Centre, where the tramper was last seen on Monday.

Palmerston North and Whanganui police and Department of Conservation staff also helped with the search.

Weather at Mt Taranaki was windy, with low cloud and a temperature of about 5C.

- NZ Herald

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