Missing Canadian hiker found

Police are appealing for sightings of missing Canadian hiker Owen Thurston.
Police are appealing for sightings of missing Canadian hiker Owen Thurston. Photo credit: NZ Police

Police have located the 20-year-old Canadian man reported missing by his family.

He was found by a Seach and Rescue team at Lake Rotoiti on Sunday, and is safe and well.

He had last been seen near Mt Rintoul in the upper South Island on Saturday October 14.

Police say he was expected to make contact with his family in Canada when he reached St Arnaud, on Thursday October 19. However after no word, they had been concerned for his welfare.

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