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Family 'desperate for information' about British backpacker missing in New Zealand
The family of a "kind and fun-loving" British backpacker missing in New Zealand have said they are "desperate for information" after she was last seen on Friday.
Stephanie Simpson, 32, from Essex, planned to go hiking at Mount Aspiring National Park on the South Island over the weekend.
Friends last heard from her on Friday when she told them she was going to attempt a four-hour challenging hike to visit the Blue Pools and then do the Brewster Track.
The alarm was raised when she didn't turn up to her landscaping job on Monday.
Image:Ms Simpson planned to go hiking on the South Island over the weekend
A desperate search has been under way on the ground and by helicopter but so far Ms Simpson has not been found.
Brother-in-law Sam Hazelton told Sky News: "The last time the family heard from Stephanie was on the family WhatsApp group early on Thursday morning.
"She contacted her friends after that on the Friday to say she was going hiking and camping.
An Essex woman has gone missing while hiking in New Zealand
I really hope theres some information soon.
Reports of heavy rain and flooding. Doesn’t sound good, hope she’s ok
Missing 4-5 days now. She was backpacking and camping so excellent chance she has enough supplies to hole up somewhere in poor weather. Hoping for a positive outcome for her and her family.
Fears grow for British hiker missing in New Zealand
The bodies of two other hikers in the same area have been located in a river. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12307027
This is so sad. I hope Stephanie is found safe
The family of a British woman missing in New Zealand have said they are at their "wits' end" waiting for news.
Family 'at wits' end' over missing British woman
How awful. I hope there's some information soon. Her poor family
I hope she's somewhere safe and found soon. Amanda Eller having managed for 2 weeks on her own always gives me hope in these cases.
Stephanie Simpson: Family of British backpacker missing in New Zealand 'struggling to cope'
Item of interests found. Not releasing this info at present time . 'Items of interest' found in search for missing tramper Stephanie Simpson
Body found ❤️ go out to the family.
Body of missing British tramper Stephanie Simpson found
Oh how awful.
Terrible news, thoughts with her poor family. May Stephanie RIP
RIP to Stephanie out enjoying the beauty of the world.
Rest in Peace Stephanie
sky news -
Stephanie Simpson: Body of missing British hiker found in New Zealand
Rest in peace beautiful. Such a heartbreaking ending.
Body of Stephanie Simpson, British hiker missing in New Zealand, found