Missing hunter sparks widespread search

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Tasman Police have launched a widespread search south of Fox Glacier after a man failed to return from a hunting trip.

Hans Christian Tornmarck - a Swedish national - is two days overdue from his trip in the Karangarua area.

The 27-year-old man, also known as Christian, went hunting by himself on Friday, 12th May, but has not been seen since.

Mr Tornmarck was due out of the Karangarua bush on Wednesday, however an initial search carried out yesterday failed to located him.

A statement released earlier today says: "Police and Land Search and Rescue teams are continuing a search of the Karangarua area and associated valleys.

"The area is very isolated and Police want to hear from anyone who has been in the area who may have seen him."

Mr Tornmarck is described as tall and would have been wearing prescription glasses.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Greymouth Police on: 03 768 1600.

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