Lost Hunters rescued following beacon activation | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Lost Hunters rescued following beacon activation

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Wednesday 11 April by the RCCNZ for the activation of a PLB in the Pureora Ranges. Two men had become lost while out hunting.

Despite the cold conditions with snow underfoot, they were otherwise fit and well. The two men were retrieved to a safe location having being hoisted into the rescue helicopter.

We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued, or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a life saving difference.

Sign up to our newsletter