A New Zealand pilot is still missing since going on a hiking trip in Hong Kong. It’s been two days now, and the search continues where he was last seen in one of the island’s rugged nature trails.
The search continues on Friday for a senior Air New Zealand pilot who went missing while hiking in Hong Kong two days ago.
Boeing 777 First Officer Stephen John Morrisey from New Zealand disappeared after an eight-hour hike with a friend that started on Wednesday.
On Thursday, dozens of rescue workers failed to locate Morrisey, who went missing on the Wilson Trail in the New Territories.
Sources say Morrissey and Captain Mark Apperley were hiking along the trail when they separated.
Apperley said the two separated in the afternoon when the missing man ran out of water.
Police were told the friends had agreed to meet up at a bus terminal.
When Morrisey did not show up, Apperley returned to their hotel and informed the authorities.
Morrisey was due to fly to London on Friday.
Sources say he is an avid hiker and has made previous trips to Hong Kong.
Morrisey was wearing a khaki-colored shirt, green trousers and brown hiking shoes. He had a backpack and a map.
The Hong Kong Tourist Board says the Wilson Trail is recommended for experienced hikers only.