The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a Personal Locator Beacon activation at Mangahao Flats Hut in the Tararua Ranges.
With the aid of Night Vision Goggles, the crew was able to land at the hut. A young girl had fallen earlier in the day and had bumped her head, as the evening progressed the girl become unwell and the supervisors of the party acted diligently in activating the beacon to gain help.
The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic tended to the girl, she had most likely suffered a concussion. She was flown to the Palmerston North Hospital for observation.