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US tramper found near Rakaia River

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/03/2017

An American tramper reported overdue in Canterbury has been found safe and well near the Rakaia River.

Clint Hewitt, 32, is with the Methven Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) group, police said on Monday night.

Mr Hewitt was last seen last Wednesday morning leaving Manuka Hut in the Ashburton Lakes district and heading north on the Te Araroa Trail.

He had intended to walk the trail and police appealed for sightings of him after friends reported him overdue.

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