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Hunter lost in Otago bush found safe

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 17/07/2016

A hunter missing for two nights in Otago bushland has been found safe and well.

The man was hunting with a small group on Saturday but was not reported missing until Sunday, and searchers had been scouring the Blue Mountains, north of Balclutha, since then.

Police said they'd found the man on Monday afternoon and he had been reunited with his family since.

A medical check found him to be healthy.

Earlier authorities said footprints had been found and the man had fired shots with his rifle in an attempt to alert searchers.

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