The following statement is issued on behalf of Susan O’Brien’s family.
“As a family we are extremely relieved and thankful that Susan has been found safe and well today.
We particularly want to thank members of the New Zealand Police, Wellington Land Search and Rescue, Upper Hutt Community Rescue, volunteer teams from Horowhenua and the Wairarapa as well as Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust and Xtrerra Trail Run organisers for the on-going support.
We would like to express our gratitude to our extended family, friends and members of the public for their tireless and unwavering efforts to find Susan.
Susan will be having some much needed rest over the next couple of days. We appreciate privacy at this time.”
The family will not be responding to any further media enquiries at this time and ask that media respect their privacy.