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Hunter missing in Southland

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/12/2016

A man is missing in Southland after separating from his hunting companions.

The man entered the bush near Dunsdale with three companions around 2.30pm on Boxing Day before becoming separated from the group at around 5pm.

His companions returned to their car around 8pm but the man was not there.

They notified police in the early hours of Tuesday, with around 15 people involved in a ground search of the area.

"The weather has been mild, however, there is concern for the man having been out overnight," says Southland Area Commander, Inspector Joel Lamb.

"We're appealing for anyone who may have seen the man, who is Maori, in his 40s, solidly built, and who was dressed in shorts, a T shirt, and hunting boots, to contact us."

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