A body has been found in the search for a British hiker missing for almost a fortnight in a New Zealand mountain range.
Teams have scoured the North Island's rugged Tararua Range for 49-year-old Darren Myers since he failed to return from a five-day trip on June 1.
Along with difficult terrain, they've contended with shifting and at-times severe weather.
Today, police announced they had found a body during an aerial search.
It would take some time for a crew to reach the site and no further information was available, they said in a statement.
Myers, a British citizen living in New Zealand's capital, Wellington, has been described as a well-prepared adventurer by family.
His disappearance prompted warnings about the scenic mountain range, with experts saying shifting conditions - particularly in winter - and difficult terrain made it a danger for even experienced hikers.
Nearly two dozen people are thought to have died in the area since the 1970s.
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