Search for missing tramper | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Search for missing tramper

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched just after midnight on Monday 13 August by the Waikato Police to assist in the search for a lost tramper near The Pinnacles in the Coromandel Ranges.

The tramper, a female in her twenties, had become lost on a day tramp to The Pinnacles. She managed to find a hut to take shelter in and called a friend to say she was lost.

The rescue helicopter was called in to search the area where Police believed she was located.

After only a few minutes of searching, the woman was located. She was airlifted by the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter, cold but uninjured, to Thames.


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