Missing tramper found alive

The 60-year-old tramper missing in the Tararua Range has been found alive.

The man was located by a local helicopter using thermal imaging at 6:30am.

He has since been transferred to Masterton Hospital and is being assessed and treated for a suspected broken leg, says police.

"Police would like to thank all the organisations who supported the effort, as well as LandSAR volunteers from Horowhenua, Wairarapa, and Wellington."