Police confirm sighting of missing runner
Wellington District Police are asking for anyone who was in the vicinity of Haurangi Hutt in the Örongorongo Valley yesterday to contact them as they continue to search for a female runner who has been missing since yesterday morning.
The 29 year-old failed to finish a trail run in the hills near Wainuiomata. Police believe she may have taken a wrong turn and became lost trying to find her way back to the trail.
A member of the public has told Police they spoke to a woman matching the 29 year-olds description at Haurangi Hutt late yesterday morning.
At 7am this morning, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter commenced searching the area with heat detection equipment in an attempt to locate the missing woman.
Additional Land, Search and Rescue teams from the Horowhenua and Wairarapa have also arrived in the area and began searching at around 8am.
If anyone has any information regarding the missing runner or if they were in the vicinity of Haurangi Hutt yesterday they are asked to contact Wellington Police on 04 4963473.
For more information contact Kevin Sinnott on 021 192 2917