Beacon search at Pakihi Hut | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Beacon search at Pakihi Hut

At midday Sunday 24 September, the Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter dispatched by the Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand (RCCNZ) to assist with searching for a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) that had been activated in the area of Pakihi Hut, 106 km east of Rotorua, located in rugged bush.

The PLB had been set off after a 35-year-old Rotorua woman was found with suspect spinal injuries after a fall from a mountain bike.

The woman was airlifted to Whaketane Hospital for medical treatment.

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