Beacon activation is the Raukumara’s | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Beacon activation is the Raukumara’s

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Raukumara Range near Mount Hikurangi on Thursday 12 January, where a 44-year-old hunter had activated a personal locater beacon.

The hunter suffered a medical condition that left him fatigued and having to face a two day walk back to civilisation, elected to activate the transmitter.

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre picked up the signal from satellites and tasked the rescue helicopter with a set of given gps co-ordinates. The hunter was flown to Gisborne Hospital for assessment and treatment.

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