Beacon activation in the Tararua Ranges | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Beacon activation in the Tararua Ranges

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by the Rescue Coordination Centre to a beacon activation near Waitewaewae Hut in the Tararua Ranges.

The crew located the source of the beacon just north of the hut and found a man and a woman in a clearing near a stream.

The helicopter was able to land and ascertained that the man had stood on a tent peg that had pierced his foot. The man and his partner were flown to Palmerston North Hospital where he received further treatment.

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