Levin man rescued from Tararuas

Last updated 11:45 27/03/2014

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A Levin man has been rescued off the Tararua Ranges after suffering from a medical event while tramping alone.

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter pilot Chris Moody said the helicopter was called to aid the man shortly after nightfall yesterday.

The man, tramping alone, was at the Waiopehu Hut when the incident occurred.

He was able to alert emergency services by cellphone, and a search and rescue team was put on standby in case they helicopter was unable to reach the hut.

The helicopter crew were able to reach the man using night vision goggles and searchlights within an hour of being called.

The man was airlifted to hospital in a stable condition.

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- Manawatu Standard


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