A search has begin in central Canterbury after four trampers
failed to return home last night.
Four men from Christchurch were reported missing in the Chest
Peak area, west of Oxford, by concerned family members late
Oxford search and rescue are using 4WD vehicles to scour the
Weather is damp and cold, police say.
"The generally feeling is their vehicle has probably broken
down," a police spokesman said.
"If search and rescue have no luck finding them, a helicopter
will go in."