Monday, March 30, 2009

Todays news at the news desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Missing Aussie tourist found, being treated at hospital
An Australian tourist who went missing in the Lake Tekapo area on Saturday night was being "assessed and treated" at Christchurch Hospital this afternoon. John Robert McNicol, 66, was last seen leaving a wedding reception in the central South Island town around 11.30pm on Saturday. Senior Constable Brent Swanson of Lake Tekapo Police said Mr McNicol had "become a little confused and disoriented" and had driven to Christchurch after the wedding. Mr McNicol had been drinking at the wedding, but it was not known if he had driven to Christchurch non-stop immediately afterwards, or if he had taken a break whilst driving. Mr Swanson was unable to say what Mr McNicol was being treated for, but said it was not life-threatening.