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Tramper winched from Mt Te Aroha walking track

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Kauri Grove Track at Mt. Te Aroha on Sunday afternoon to retrieve a 23-year-old male who twisted his ankle.

The man had been tramping with his father, sister and their dog when the accident occurred.

Due to the extreme terrain, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked and extracted the patient from track using the NZCT winch. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for assessment.

Tramper winched from Mt Te Aroha

Photo credit: Crewman Simon Burrows

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