A father and daughter who had been missing at Arthur's Pass
since Sunday have been found safe and well today.
Jeremy Walsh, 56, and 24-year-old Lucy-Jane Walsh from
Christchurch were reported missing on Sunday night after
failing to return home from an overnight tramp.
They were found during a helicopter search about 8.40am,
Search and Rescue coordinator Detective Logan Penrose said.
The pair was discovered near the headwaters of the Rolleston
"They were cold but are otherwise well and uninjured," Mr
"We understand the pair had deviated from the track
instructions and were unable to regain the track in the upper
regions of the Rolleston River. This track is known to be
poorly formed and in a difficult area.
"They have done the right thing by choosing to remain in one
spot and await rescue."