Woman winched from Mt Karioi Track | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Woman winched from Mt Karioi Track

A Philips Search and Rescue Helicopter was dispatched this morning to rescue a missing tramper from the Mt Karioi Track, Raglan.

The tourist called for help around 5pm on Monday 22 May, after becoming lost. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter Team was called into help with the search.  They utilised the Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter, which was working from the Waikato Base, and hover-loaded a SAR team and search dog at the top of the Mt Karioi Track.

The female tramper, who was alone, was located around 3.30am. She was safe, well and uninjured, so the decision was made to spend the night in the bush, due the location of the woman and the amount of time if would take to walk out the bush.
The following morning, the rescue helicopter returned to winch out the woman, SAR team and search dog, utilising the Southern Trust Rescue Winch.

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