The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Monday 23 October, around midday to Huka Falls, where a female kayaker had fallen from her kayak and become stuck, approximately 60 metres above the falls.
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, equipped with a water rescue basket, lowered a Apline Rescue team member to the kayaker, via a long line.
The woman was then extracted from her location where she had become stuck and airlifted to safety. Fortunately, the woman did not suffer any injuries during her ordeal.
Photo & video credit: Philips Search & Rescue Trust