Two hunters rescue from Kahutarewa Forest Park | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two hunters rescue from Kahutarewa Forest Park

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by Police SAR on Saturday 7 April at 2 pm to recover two hunters who had become lost in the Kahutarewa Forest Park. The men had managed to call for help via their cellphone.

The rescue helicopter was dispatched due to the difficult terrain and the deteriorating weather and light. Once the men had been located, a Police SAR member was hoisted down to them and then assisted in their extrication into the rescue helicopter.

Both men were wet and cold, but uninjured.

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