Gas bottle explosion at Daly’s Hut, Kaimai Ranges | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Gas bottle explosion at Daly’s Hut, Kaimai Ranges

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Daly’s Hut in the Kaimai-Mamaku Ranges near Waihi.

They retrieved two patients from the hut who sustained serious burns when a gas bottle exploded while they were cooking. A 15-year-old male received burns to both legs and one arm and a 52-year-old male with burns to his face and arms.

Both males were flown to Waikato Hospital for medical attention.

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