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Missing family found in Abel Tasman National Park

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A missing woman and two young children have been found after being reported missing last night.

Nelson Police assisted Land Search and Rescue to find a missing 32-year-old woman and two children under 5 years old who went missing in the Abel Tasman National Park last night.

The family was last seen at the turn off to Cascade Falls, near Torrent Bay at approximately 5pm last night.

With the assistance of Wilson’s, a local tour operator, a search team was dispatched and some hours later made voice contact with the missing party but could not locate them due to the steep terrain.

Three LandSAR rescuers and a police officer were helicoptered into the area.

The LandSAR volunteers were winched down into the Falls River area and located the missing party.

The LandSAR team warmed the individuals up, fed them, and has assisted with getting them back onto the track and back to Torrent Bay where they were renting a bach.


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