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Hunter lost in Otago bush found

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 17/07/2016

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

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

Police said they'd found the man on Monday afternoon and were working to get him out of the bush.

His medical condition wasn't immediately known, but they said he was mobile.

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

The man had basic hunting gear.

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