Missing bushwalkers found safe in Drake, near Tenterfield

Search: Tenterfield police mounted the operation to find the pair with the SES.
Search: Tenterfield police mounted the operation to find the pair with the SES.

TWO missing bushwalkers who spent the night stranded in a forest near Tenterfield have managed to walk to safety.

The pair alerted police when they became lost in a state forest off the back of a Drake property on Monday.

A search and rescue operation was mounted but the pair spent the night lost in the bush without the proper equipment, police said.

Police from Armidale as well as the SES were called in to help before the pair managed to walk out to safety on Tuesday.