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Search & Rescue mission for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by Taupo Police on Sunday 4 December and Monday 5 December to assist with the search for a missing man in the Kaimanawa Ranges. The alarm was raised by one of his hunting party, when he failed to return to the Kakapo Hut from an afternoon hunt.

The rescue helicopter was tasked with inserting SAR teams in to the area and aiding with other tasks including establishing communications in the area.

The missing man was found on Monday around lunchtime, uninjured but tired and hungry.

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