Search for missing hunters near Opotiki

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A search begins this morning for a father and son who are missing in the bush near Opotiki.

A police media spokesperson says police and LandSAR will be coordinating the search.

"At around 8pm last night Police were alerted to the fact the pair had not returned from their hunting trip on the Goldsmiths Track in the Waioeka Gorge.

"The pair are experienced hunters but weren’t prepared for an overnight stay.

"The search will begin around 10am."

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