The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by the RCCNZ to the upper Ngaruroro River on Monday 21 November. Two beacons had been actived in the same area, by the same party.
Two men in their 60’s were on a rafting trip from the Boyd to Kuripaponga, when they fell out of their raft, which proceeded down stream without them.
They were located by the rescue helicopter, uninjured, but stuck on rocks at the edge of a steep gorge section of the river.
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter flew both men to safety.