Dive teams are scouring streams and rivers in search for two men who went missing in inhospitable bush in Tongariro National Park.
A helicopter took the divers to creeks and streams in the area, where they will focus on waterways within the existing search area, located between Tree Trunk Road and the Pillars of Hercules, police said today.
No further evidence was found to indicate their whereabouts after searchers endured tough conditions combing the area yesterday. The two, probably suffering hypothermia, have been missing since allegedly fleeing from police on August 12, and hopes of finding them alive are diminishing.
Police have previously said the pair, in their 20s, are believed to be the same men who drove a stolen car that officers had tried to stop on State highway 1.