Carolyn and Rachel Lloyd have been found safe and well today by Search and Rescue.
The mother and daughter were walking Kapakapanui Track, in the Tararua Forest Park near Waikanae on Tuesday. A search and rescue operation has been underway since yesterday after their vehicle was discovered at the entrance of the track.
Sergeant Anthony Harmer said the pair were safe, and were being helicoptered out of the bush. They would receive a medical checks to ensure they were OK.
"Rachel is suffering from dehydration and lack of food. Theyare both very tired and are being taken to receive a medical check-up.”
“It is not clear exactly what has happened to them, but it appears that they have become disorientated and unable to find their way out."
"This is a great result for the team and we are grateful for the support of the local community and volunteers who came from Manawatu, Wairarapa, Horowhenua and Wellington to assist in the search”.
Sergeant Peter Theobald can be spoken to at the Ngatiawa Road end in Kapiti. He is available now.
There is an opportunity to speak with Anthony Harmer at 2pm at Wellington Central. Please call 021 1922912 if you are going to attend.