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Search continues for missing hiker

Police are continuing to search for a 72-year-old Levin man who went missing while hiking in the Tararua ranges on Monday morning.

Officers received the missing person report on Monday afternoon and a search has been underway since, Police said in a statement today.

LandSAR along with a Police Dog have been in the area conducting area searches for the man this morning. 

A helicopter is due to be launched around noon and enquiries remain ongoing to determine potential areas of interest and locate the man, Police said.

If you were hiking in the area between Waiopehu and Gable End Ridge between 5am and the afternoon on Monday 26 February, or if you have any information that may assist Police in locating him please contact Police on 105 and reference event number: P057910138.

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