Missing 4yo girl, three women found

  • 19/08/2017
The Silverpeaks, northwest of Dunedin.
The Silverpeaks, northwest of Dunedin. Photo credit: Google Maps

Three women in their 20s and a four-year-old girl who went missing in the Silverpeaks, near Dunedin, on Friday night have been found.

The group were meant to return from a short walk on Friday afternoon, but were reported missing that evening.

They were last heard from around 4pm, and weren't believed to be equipped for a night in the open.

Dozens of police and LandSAR volunteers searched for the group, and found them around 1am - a person in a helicopter wearing night vision goggles spotting the light from one of the group's cellphones.

Apart from being very cold, they were unhurt.