Update – search for rafters, Upper Hutt

Update – search for rafters, Upper Hutt

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A search has resumed for two rafters who went missing on the Hutt River.

Police were contacted last night at 8.41pm when a party of nine people on inflatable rafts got into difficulty while on a private trip.

One person raised the alarm, six were rescued by helicopter, and another two people remain outstanding.

A helicopter is this morning flying over tree lines to look for the pair along the top end of the river, while land-based teams are searching bush.

Police are co-ordinating the search for the man and woman, with support from Wellington LandSAR and community rescue and response groups.


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