Search for missing tramper called off

The search has been called off for missing Palmerston North tramper Alastair Levy, who disappeared more than a week ago in the Kahurangi Ranges near Nelson.

The 54-year-old experienced tramper, was last heard from on December 23 after reaching the summit of Mt Owen, in the park's southern section.

An aerial search of the Castle Basin and bluff areas was completed yesterday afternoon, but there was no sign of him.

Ground crews completed their search last week.

A police spokesperson said no further plans had been made for teams to continue looking for Mr Levy.

"Any further search will be dependent on information coming forward."

Mr Levy's brother Graham told APNZ the family were not planning to conduct their own search.


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