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Survives 18 days in the wilderness

Two young hikers found alive after 18 days in a remote bushområde in New Zealand.

The police said on Wednesday.

Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor, both 23 years old, began their hike in the Kahurangi National Park on New Zealand's sydø the 9. may.

As they returned from their trip as expected, it opened police and volunteers search for the two the 19. may.

This writes the news agency dpa.

the Search was suspended after heavy rain on Monday, but resumed at dawn Wednesday.

the Police informs, according to the dpa, to six do search and rescue were flown to the area on Wednesday.

five sporingseksperter from different places in the country, as well as three hundeenheder was brought in for the task.

There was the smile and relief', as the two young hikers were found in 'very rough terrain' Wednesday at 12.49 local time.

The police to the new zealand media Stuff.

They were picked up by a helicopter from the air force and was, according to an unnamed source 'hungry, but otherwise in good health'.

The two are according to the ambulance service and St John brought to a hospital in the city of Nelson with slight injuries.

- Since they confirmed that it was Jess and Dion, who had been found, it was absolutely amazing, " says Jessica O'connor's father, Mark O'connor, to Stuff.

- the Police and eftersøgningsholdet have made an exceptional piece of work, he adds.

More than 30 police officers and volunteers have helped to look after the two young people.

Heather Simpson was one of the last persons that saw Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor, before they set off on their hike by the river Anatori.

- I asked them where they were going, and they said that they would go up along the river. They told that they had food for four to six days, and that they would rationere it, she says to Stuff.

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