Man missing in the West Coast


West Coast Police Search and Rescue, along with Land Search and Rescue, are currently searching the Cassel Flat area, Karangarua Valley, South Westland for a missing man.

The 21-year-old from Denmark went into the area by himself on Monday 3 June to hunt for Tahr.

He was last seen in the Cassel Flat hut on Thursday 6 June by other hunters, says Sergeant Mark Kirkwood.

He was reported overdue yesterday.

"Police believe he has a personal locator beacon, which has not been activated at this stage.

"The area concerned is hazardous and recent weather has been cold and wet, with a heavy rain warning in force for the area today."

The missing man’s family in Denmark have been advised.