Missing mountain bikers contact police

Two mountain bikers reported as missing in Upper Hutt last night have made contact with police after spending a night in the bush.

Wellington police Sergeant Guy Callahan said a call was received at 7.55pm last night from a woman who called to report her husband and son-in-law missing.

The 23 and 50 year-old had gone to ride mountain bike trails off Karapoti Road near the Akatarawa Valley.

Mr Callahan said the pair made contact with police at 8.55am to say they became lost overnight and had to cellphone coverage to call for help.

"They were three to four kilometres from the road when they called us.

"They're fine and well and making their way out under their own steam."

A Search and Rescue team would meet the pair when to emerged to check their condition and find out what happened, Mr Callahan said.


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